Winter Wakling, Scotland, Aberdeenshire

Winter Walking in Scotland

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Back in December, we were living with just under six hours of daylight.

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Miraculously, I actually had a friend visit during this dark season, so one day we made the most of what we had to work with and took off to Royal Deeside for a walk in Glen Tanar.

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It was meant to be a fairly short walk. Maybe a couple of hours.

But I took a wrong turn (or two) and we ended up being out for twice that.

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Long shadows all day long make the bare trees kind of gorgeous in the wintertime.

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We have had more clear skies than I remember having last winter, which makes me more apt to get outside. Even if it’s still icy cold.

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On this day, we definitely had to chase the chills away with extra pots of tea and the sun set on us quickly as we were driving home.

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Making the most of whatever daylight hours I have is my goal for the year and this week we reached the blessed 8 hour mark for daylight!

I will have a new #ChasingDaylight challenge up on February 1 (

That’s this Sunday! >>> Exciting!