|Rhynie Man stands in the entrance foyer of Woodhill House, the headquarters of the Aberdeenshire Council.|
There were two women at this desk, again asking how they could help. I held up the brochure, saying, "We've come to visit this gentleman, and here he is!" Again, that look of being genuinely pleased. Bill took pictures, while I admired him. The carving is very well preserved. When we were about ready to leave, I turned to the women at the desk and asked them to tell who ever was responsible for the series of brochures, "Thank You", as they were not only informative, but actually directed us to the right location to find the places. At this point, one of them picked up the phone saying, "I'll call him right now. He'll come talk to you. He's really nice and will be very pleased." Not at all what I was expecting.
|Rhynie Man's head and ax show well here.|
|The Maiden Stone stands on the side of the road.|
|On the base of Maid Stone the mirror and comb show very clearly.|
|Each side has the beautiful interwoven designs carved, that the Picts are known for.|
Bill had a bacon and egg roll, while I had homemade tomato soup with a big chunk of brown bread. We splurged on dessert, too, Chocolate cake for me and a Millionaire bar (chocolate and caramel on a cookie crust) for Bill. YUM!
|A bloom on a Monkey Puzzle tree, made it look as if it were decorated with Christmas balls.|
|View from the castle grounds down to the beach; the first sand beach we've found,|
After lunch, a stroll around the water front to view the boats. Their small boat harbor was full of not just day sailors, but cruisers as well. The local sailing club's building was near by. We enjoyed Banff; it would be a nice place to visit for a longer stay.
|One side of the small boat harbor; there were two such basins.|