Around the Pond: 5000 km on the North Sea Cycle Route

The morning starts with pouring rain. I still have no map for the route past Aberdeen. I don't like the idea of riding through an unfamiliar city in this weather with a laden bike, in search of a map. Time for another rest day?

I can keep my room at the B&B for another night. There is a bus station a bit down the road. I buy a return ticket and take a bus to Aberdeen.

As I arrive in Aberdeen the rain has stopped, but it still is cloudy, and it looks like it may start raining again.

The prominent feature of the architecture in Aberdeen is the silver-gray granite used to build a lot of the houses. Because of this Aberdeen calls itself the silver city.

The first thing I do is look for the Tourist Info. Here I'm lucky: I find the Sustrans map for the route to Edinburgh.

I spend the rest of the day walking through Aberdeen. I finally buy an adaptor for the british electric sockets. I visit the Maritime Museum and explore the back roads of the city centre.

Day 66 - August 7th: Ellon, Aberdeen

© Thomas Stets
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