Torry TUmp

Date walked: 09/05/2021

Time taken: 1 hour

Distance: 2km

Ascent: 1m

I'd spotted this TUmp a wee while ago, much to my surprise.
M & I drove into town and through Torry to the Academy on the top of the hill, which was being demolished.

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As we drove away from the school,, M spotted a fox in the derelict site. When we stopped for a photo, M noticed that it was wretching and after a few attempts - honked up. M managed to get a few shots though the security wire before we had to move on from blocking the traffic.

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The Torry fox

Drove round to the Battery ( and ancient gun emplacement from long ago and during 2 WW's ) above the entrance to the harbour where a guy was flying a drone and watched a wee coaster come into the harbour..

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The Battery info plaque

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Arrival into Aberdeen Harbour from the Battery

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The Girdleness Lighthouse from the Battery

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Aberdeen departure shepherded by the pilot cutter

Moved on round Girdleness to see how the new South Harbour was progressing. Still a bit of work to do !

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The new South Harbour under construction

So much for our foray into the great Aberdeen metropolis - seems ages ago since we were here - in fact it IS ages !

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