Boxing Day at the beach
We came down from the hills on Boxing Day to walk along the beach at Hopeman. Fifteen miles takes us from river valley enclosed by hills down to the rich farmland of the Laich of Moray and the Moray Firth coast.
Cloud formations marched in from the North.
A little bit of Google Map to help you locate Hopeman. Just in case the red Google blob thingy doesn't show up, it's just at the top left hand corner of the 'E' of Elgin.
Paddling in the sea is still possible in December, as long as you're wearing wellies.
The line of hills behind my welly-booted son are on the other side of the Moray Firth. On the map, follow a line straight up from Elgin to the next bit of land.
Below, my daughter waits for those of us to catch up who had been dawdling around taking photos. Despite the calm skies it was pretty chilly - the grass was frosted, even close beside the shore.