Cycle ride to Torry Battery

On Sunday afternoon we cycled from Duthie Park to Torry Battery. The city side of the River Dee was almost entirely off-road cycle paths which is fantastic. After crossing the river at the Wellington Suspension Bridge – which is exclusively for pedestrians and cyclists – it’s all on-road unfortunately. The first part is also particularly ugly thanks, mostly, to the oil industry. But once you pass the industrial part of the harbour it becomes very pretty and quite deserted.

Torry Battery is an old fort built in 1490 as a defence against the English. The original structures have long since gone and the battery standing there now was built in the 19th century as a defence against the French.

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Here’s the route we took:

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The Wellington Suspension Bridge is very nice:

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The views from the Battery are very good and a well-known spot for watching dolphins. We didn’t see any dolphins when we were there but we’ve seen them a couple of times already, from the ferry to Shetland and then Orkney.

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We also walked down to the beach so Ben could have a play in the sand:

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We saw this dog playing fetch with a rather large stick:

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On the side of a hill by the beach are some gorgeous wild roses. Growing up in Brisbane makes me appreciate wild roses like these, as well as all the greenery.

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I also finally finished crocheting a jumper for Daniel. I started this last winter and have had to pull it apart and start again numerous times.

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He seems to like it ๐Ÿ™‚

8 thoughts on “Cycle ride to Torry Battery

  1. More adventures I see! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Ben sure must like playing sand castles. Was that the reason for the trip?

    The last photo is a lovely one of the kids, particularly Daniel. Haven’t seen one where he’s posing for the camera. He must have really liked his jumper. I’m impressed that you can make these things. A person of many talents.

    1. Fortunately Daniel seems to really like wearing the things I make for him. I’m sure this isn’t going to last very long as there’ll come a time when the stuff mum makes becomes uncool. I want to make the most of it while I lasts ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. I actually find crochet much faster than knitting. The reason this took so long is partly because I’m just so busy and don’t have much time for crochet but also because I kept having to pull it apart because I made it too small.

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