In a few weeks time the cliff tops at Longhaven will be a blaze of colour as the Thrift and the Red Campion come into bloom. No flowers today, though, just a bright blue sea and sky. Just a hundred yards or so from the busy A90 Peterhead road and you are in a different world.
The dogs loved it, freedom to roam and explore. I took the opportunity to practice the sit, stay manoeuvre with them and they seemed to get the message, though they did misinterpret it when I put my camera up to my face…surely that was the sign to run to me and get a treat?
There may have been no flowers out today, but there is a whole row of fence posts with some spectacular lichen. The sharp eyed among you will perhaps notice traces of lorries and cars passing by, along the horizon. It shows how close this nature reserve is to the the main road.
I have marked down a place to come back for a photograph. I noticed a clump of daffodils appearing on the cliff top just above a spectacular cove below. In a wee while they will be in bloom and all I have to do is wait for the sunshine, and make sure that I visit about the middle of the day when the sun will be in the right place.