A drive to Portknockie!

Last weekend, we decided to head up the coast and took a drive to Portknockie.  It has been a wee while since we last visited and as the weather was so lovely, we decided just to head out for a drive!  This is a fantastic picture of Bow Fiddle Rock that my son captured a few yeas ago – hardly  a cloud in the sky that day too!

Bow Fiddle Rock is a natural sea arch and can be found about 5 minutes from the village of Portknockie.  It is fairly easy to find – we drove through the village and parked the car and then took a walk down the grassy hill towards the cave and the pebble beach.  It is a such beautiful spot and you get superb views of the rock from the beach.

The village of Portknockie lies 2 miles west of Cullen and its history dates back to 1677 when some fisherman decided to move here from Cullen.  They started to work from Portknockie and although it took some time, it eventually quickly grew during the herring boom in the 1800’s.  Towards the end of the 1800’s, as many as 150 fishing boats were based here.

This is such a beautiful spot on the coast and we certainly enjoyed our wee trip on a lovely sunny September day!

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