Balmedie Beach Walk (12/48)

Balmedie Beach, Aberdeen, Scotland, #48walks

Often there is such a long string of gray days in Aberdeen that I actually forget that the sky and sea can be this lovely.

When the cold mist clears, it’s as though someone has taken a paintbrush to the city or like a black and white film has turned to color.

Balmedie Beach, Aberdeen, Scotland, #48walks

Just north of Aberdeen, Scotland (where we live), Balmedie Beach is a perfect spot to head for a walk when the skies clear.

Balmedie Beach, Aberdeen, Scotland, #48walks

Don’t be fooled into thinking it is a Caribbean warm. This is still the North Sea.

Balmedie Beach, Aberdeen, Scotland, #48walks

But there is sand and water and enough horizon to take you for as long as you want to walk.

Balmedie Beach, Aberdeen, Scotland, #48walks

One of the reasons I started #48walks is that I need the reminder to rush out into the light when it comes like this.

Sometimes the sun only shines for an hour or two, so it’s an occasion worth dropping whatever you’re up to and getting outside.

To see the world painted into colors again.

So when the gray comes rolling back, you remember that you felt the sun on your face.

Balmedie Beach, Aberdeen, Scotland, #48walks

Tomorrow begins a NEW month! April strikes me as the perfect time to go for some walks! If you’re walking with me this year or if you want to walk with me this year, share your photos of where you are by tagging your pictures with #48walks.

This month my stories will be themed around Walking with Children. My kids have two weeks of school holidays coming up so I will be walking a lot with them in April, but my stories will be about the challenges and joys of walking through life with them.

Also, Kate, Jen and Laurie shared walks recently! And you can see lots of other photos of walks around the world in our Facebook group.

Happy Monday and Happy Walking, friends!








  1. These images are stunning, Alison!! I will get walking too, soon, but now that we’re back home in Norway we’ve got our skis out as there’s still plenty of snow on top of the mountain! 🙂

    1. Looks like you did not miss winter after all! That’s so fun!

  2. Gorgeous! It does look like somewhere in the Caribbean! 🙂

    1. Right?? It’s soooo cold still though! London has been MUCH warmer than Aberdeen this week.

      1. We had a beautiful day yesterday!! It was suppose to be up to 70 today, but I don’t think it’s going to make it. Still, I can’t complain about the 60s! Hope it warms up soon for you!!

  3. beautiful photos, and the whole beach to yourselves!

    1. The beaches have been pretty empty lately. I have wondered if they fill up in the summer around here. We’ll see. 🙂

  4. What a totally different kind of landscape. Wonderful photos! On another note, have you finished reading The Railway Man? It was you who prompted me to read it. My review is up on my blog. Would be great to have you share your views.

    1. YES! I really enjoyed it. I will pop over there and check it out!

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