We walked Cullen beach this morning on a day as glorious as the one portrayed in this image (Thankyou charminbayuurr.) Not mentioned by the photographer is the name of the rock in the middle distance: The Old Fisherwoman of Cullen; You can see her in profile bent under the weight of the fish she was carrying. Apart from these rocks this is a traditional Strand, as they say in Ireland, miles of sand, and on a May Monday, deserted.
Cullen folk they say can be a bit standoffish. But I suspect the real unfriendly ones ont his coast are the retiree incomers. One road to a beach near Aberdeen had the only possible parking spot blocked with large stones and further down the road was coompletely sealed by a car parked across it.. The house owner in question had, for good measure, put a large notice 'No Admittance' on his best Homebase picnic bench in a fenced off area adjacent to his garden. At whom was this friendly advice directed one wonders?
Labels: Cullen, Unfriendly incomers