Banff Off The Beaten Path

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    Back to White
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    Pretty Houses all in a row
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    Great Defences of the Past

    by scottishvisitor Written Sep 17, 2005

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    Castle Point Cullykhan

    We saw an information sign for Fort Fiddes when leaving Pennan - so decided to follow the road (dirt track). The knowl is surrounded on three sides by water & joined to the mainland by a narrow strip of land thus making it a perfect defence post. Cullykhan began its defence as a late bronze age refuge, later an iron age citadel then in 3,000 a pictish fort.

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    The Ferns find life on rocky cliffs

    by scottishvisitor Written Sep 16, 2005

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    Natures Wonders

    Stop a while and explore the hidden beauty of sea coast cliffs. These lovely ferns were growing high up on the cliff face. In harsh environments like this one I am always amazed at the sheer tenacity of plants & where they find a home to grow

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    Lovely little granite bridge

    by scottishvisitor Written Sep 16, 2005

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    Bridging the Gap

    Just loved the little old bridge spanning the tiny stream as it surfaced from the cliffs above then disappeared underground to make its way to the sea.
    This was difficult to photograph as houses have been build in fornt of this lovely scene

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    Wrap up warm & enjoy the sea breeze

    by scottishvisitor Written Sep 16, 2005

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    Pennan Bay

    The sea scapes are beautiful - always changing - but always enticing. The shore is shingle with very little sand & the sea can be quite rough in all seasons with a stiff breeze - so take a warm jacket & enjoy the salty air.

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    Pennan has only one street but what a street!

    by scottishvisitor Updated Sep 16, 2005

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    Pretty Houses all in a row

    The houses are built facing the sea with cliffs behind them, all individualy named in a sea fairing tradition. Some houses are built with thegable ends facing the sea to provide some respite from the strong forces of the sea.

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    Every tourist comes to see the Phone Box

    by scottishvisitor Written Sep 16, 2005

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    Pennan Calling

    I couldn't find the telephone box at first but knew it was there somewhere - Pennan really is a tiny place. Ureka telephone box found - hiding behind a parked lorry!!
    You might want to call home from here - just to report that you got down the torturously steep & narrow road without mishap.

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    White to Blue & back to White

    by scottishvisitor Updated Sep 16, 2005

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    Back to White

    If you saw the film, Local Hero made in 1983, you just might recognise this Hotel. The Pennan Inn has changed its colour back to white (after being a harsh shade of blue for a time) The white colour is much in keeping with the single row of houses in the village.

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    Would love a house like this one

    by scottishvisitor Written Sep 18, 2005

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    Housing for the Rich

    There used to be a lot of money in Banff when it was a commercial port. This house once belonged to a local merchant. Very pretty indeed.

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    Take your time & watch out for little things

    by scottishvisitor Updated Sep 17, 2005

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    Watch the Birdie
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    Seagulls are fascinating & funny birds. So curious - they pick up almost anything on the quest for food. This one had a bottle cap which he examined very carefully then found a mouthfull of seaweed.

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