The River Dee

I don’t really like shopping, especially supermarket shopping. One of the great things about the UK is you can get everything online and it’s usually delivered super fast. We ordered our mattress and bed frame online for instance. The downside of this is that the stuff comes in cardboard packaging and you then have to get rid of it. So I decided to load up Busby and take everything to a recycling station.


I’ve discovered there’s an off-road path along the River Dee and it was just beautiful. I cycled along it today andย it looks more like the middle of the countryside rather than central Aberdeen.


20 responses to “The River Dee”

  1. the river looks lovely – must have been like being back in york, all those rides along the ouse

    1. Yes, it is a bit like the River Ouse, parts of which have the feeling that one is out in the countryside even though it’s central York.

  2. Canoed down here from Braemar some years back, amazing how little of the city encroaches.

    1. Wow, how long did it take you? That sounds lovely.

      1. 3 days if I remember right, camped right on the outskirts of the city on the 3rd night. Lovely trip, though the fences across the river near the royal residence were a bit off putting, luckily the river was a bit low.

        1. Paddling up into the Linn of Dee at the start was fabulous.

      2. What a fantastic trip! Did you take all your food in the canoe with you?

  3. So scenic. I will have to search if we have any river close to Auckland. I just got thinking, chilling on a river bank sounds much more exciting to me than a beach. I hate the sand and the salt water.

    1. I hate the sand too! I quite like salt water though but I’d prefer a swimming pool to the beach any day. I probably also prefer rivers as well and the grassy banks of this one did look very inviting.

      1. My disliking towards salt water comes from my experience at Indian beaches where there won’t be showers close by. So I had to wait until I get home in the hot weather to take a shower. Meanwhile it irks when the skin soaked in salt water is exposed to sun ๐Ÿ™‚

        Luckily (just in case I had to dip in the beach in the future) most of the Auckland beaches have showers close by. But somehow those earlier life experiences sticks on.

  4. Have Busby, can do anything by the looks of it. How independent are you with your trusty bike pal. ๐Ÿ™‚ Just love the photo of the River Dee. It looks like a beautiful landscape painting.

    1. I wish I could have taken a better photo. It was such a beautiful landscape but it was a bit underexposed.

  5. Great to discover a useful path. Good to see Busby getting back into the swing of things.

    1. Yes, I’m still a little wobbly with Busby but feel more confident with each ride.

  6. This photo’s beautiful. It made me feel like swimming in a peaceful like even despite how cold it’s getting over here!

    1. I didn’t feel the temperature of the river but I’m sure it was freezing!

  7. All of that cardboard is PERFECT for amending your soil! Why not try implementing a lasagna soil building activity in your garden?

    1. Lasagna soil building?? I’ve never heard of it. I’ll Google …

  8. Better turn up your light settings on your camera for pics around Aberdeen. You must still be on Auckland settings!!! Otherwise beautiful.

  9. Beautiful place to ride must be thrilled to have him back…and I hate shopping too ๐Ÿ˜‰

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