Hello! Hope you are all now settled into the semester, I know I’m definitely getting there. This week’s focus for me has been working on my Postgrad application which is very scary stuff! Monday’s class was great- very informal three hour discussion on the authorship of texts and how the author’s reputation can impact the marketing and readership’s reception of books. Very interesting!
The highlight of my week, however, was my impromptu visit to Broughty Ferry, the seaside town on the outskirts of Dundee. Brought Ferry is literally a 10/15 bus ride away and yet I had never visited in my near-four years here (hanging my head in shame) so we decided to make an afternoon of it.
It was a pretty cold day so not exactly peak beach weather, however I am so glad we decided to go that day because we were able to witness the most beautiful sunset. The town is home to not only a lovely beach, cute cafes and independent shops, but also the fifteenth century coastal fort Broughty Castle, which is home to a museum and impressive viewing tower. Entry is free and the museum is small but informative- definitely worth climbing up the steps to get a snapshot of Dundee and Broughty Ferry’s history and culture (and of course take some pretty photos on a clear day).
Here are some of my photos from our wee trip. I spent most of the time standing on the beach with the tide coming in, mesmerised by the sun setting before us. I can’t believe it took me this long to discover this beautiful area on my own doorstep but I will definitely be back again and again!