The blog posting drought is once again over, this time revitalised by the beautiful cliffs of Aberdeenshire. As I alluded to in a previous post, I have finally made the move back to the UK, and it is so wonderful to be home again.
I hope to be travelling extensively as usual. But also taking in a lot of what home has to offer, and what better place to begin than the north east of Scotland and the stunning sea cliffs of Fowlsheugh Nature Reserve. Tucked away on the east coast of Aberdeenshire, Fowlsheugh is a beautiful unspoiled stretch of coast managed by the RSPB (Royal Society for the Protection of Birds). In the past I have seen whales, basking sharks, seals and dolphins from these cliffs as well as the millions of birds including Fulmars, Guillemots, Razorbills and Puffins who call the cliffs home in the springtime. Today I was a little early for many birds but I did see a number of Kittiwakes and Fulmars as well as cormorants and a single grey seal searching the rocks at high tide.
There are very few parking spots at the end of the single track road leading to the site, but at this time of year there is no difficulty in finding a spot, even in the best of weather. The area is unspoiled and therefore unprotected, so kids and dogs must be kept on a short leash to ensure you go home with as many in your party as you set out with. In the spring and early summertime the cliffs are a cacophony of cries from a multitude of sea birds, and wildflowers bloom throughout the site, it is a genuinely spectacular sight and certainly one I would recommend to anyone visiting this area.
Blog posts will once again become more frequent now we are settling in and I hope to bring you more of Scotland very soon.
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