There’s something magical about waterfalls, right? A certain mystery is surrounding them and the sound of the falling water instantly draws you towards them. You want to sit by them, feel the powerful energy vortex and let the world go by. All your worries drift away and all you care about is how many otters you’re going to spot jumping in and out of the water.
This evening my head was foggy. I felt drained and, put it simply, nothing made me happy. Not even an entire chocolate bar. Or a glass of wine! I knew I had to leave the house and go somewhere by the water, as I am always happy by rivers, lakes and the sea.
Aberdeen beach wasn’t an option, it would be windy and cold. A drive along the Royal Deeside sounded the best idea and so we jumped in the car and headed towards Banchory.
Cruzy was impatient and cried along the entire ride. Poor toots had enough these days that I work from home. He cannot sleep during the daytime as there’s movement in the house. He cannot sleep at nights either as I sit and watch TV in the living room up until late. It’s apparent that he lost his routine and with it, came some annoyance and unwelcome temperament.
Once we arrived on location, we walked on top of the bridge and turned left to the rear, well hidden by the trees, entrance to the riverbank. I wasn’t wearing the most appropriate footwear for the task but somehow we made it under the bridge…
…and it was absolutely beautiful! I loved seeing the waterfalls from this angle. Raw, powerful and even more mysterious!
Cruzy wasn’t particularly happy with this choice of location and I think being on the lead made the whole experience even more scary. As if I’d ever throw him into the water. Silly, tiny dog.
I cannot begin to tell you how relieved he was when we headed back to the car. Waggy tail, smiley face and stuff!
We spent the rest of our evening currled up on the sofa watching Netflix and giving plenty of cuddles to Cruz, who I think is permanently traumatised from the experience (I hope not!).
Have you ever been to Falls of Feugh in Banchory? Any other waterfalls around Aberdeen that perhaps I should visit?