Sunday 17th April 2022

Another (small) section of the Moray Coastal Trail – Portgordon to Buckie (5.5 miles).

We are on holiday in Portessie on the outskirts of Buckie. It is our last holiday with Mairi before she gets married to Graham in October, so very special. It was Sunday and between church services we went for this walk. We attended the service at Findochty Church of Scotland in the morning at 9.45 and then at Findochty Brethren at 6.00 in the evening. It was a very mild afternoon.

We took the car and parked at the square in the centre of Buckie.

We came down to the sea, which is heading North, and followed the coast, East, to Portgordon.

There are supposed to be two seals sticking their heads out of the water in this picture! On the way back looking down from the higher track there were many seals out of the water here. We were in the wrong place at the wrong time.

The old ice house (not showing) on the left here is being redeveloped.

We had a short rest at Portgordon Harbour and ate some chocolate.

This is a litter bin!

We turned to go back at the road to Fochabers and saw this interesting sign. This track follows the old railway line.

Looking out over the roofs of Portgordon.

The track eventually came to the golf course. This photo does not do justice to the hawthorn that was in blossom.

This is the Roman Catholic Church, St. Peters. Quite a building.

Just across from St. Peters is a lovely park, Queen Street Park, which has the lovely Burn of Buckie flowing through it. Next day we visited it and had a wee picnic in it.

So now we have done

1. Forres to FindhornSaturday 14th March 2020 (unrecorded)
2. Findhorn to RoseisleTuesday 16th November 2021
3. Roseisle to BurgheadSaturday 19th December 2020
4. Burghead to HopemanFriday 9th October 2020
5. Hopeman to LossiemouthFriday 23rd July 2021
6. Lossiemouth to Lossie ForestThursday 30th December 2021
7. Lossie Forest to KingstonThursday 24th March 2022
8. Portgordon to Buckietoday
9. Buckie to PortessieSaturday 16th April 2022
10. Findochty to PortknockieSaturday 4th September 2021 (unrecorded)
11. Portknockie to CullenSaturday 30th August 2014