The Beautiful Mountain for brunch. It's one of the few places that I've found serves breakfast all day and for a decent price.
After brunch we headed home. The weather was not so nice.
That night, we decided to ring in the new year in Stonehaven at the Fireball Ceremony. We ate dinner at a little cafe called The Square. They didn't serve alcohol, but we had a second floor view of the stage were Simple Minds played. We left before Simple Minds came on stage, but some of the opening bands were really good, and we had great seats (in the heat!). I really enjoy the uniqueness of this ceremony. If you are in town during the New Year, I recommend that you celebrate Hogmanay in Stonehaven at least once. First Aberdeen runs a coach service to Stonehaven for £20 each that will take you to Stonehaven and pick you up at 1:15AM to take you home. Enjoy the pictures!
|Philip enjoying the show|
|Steve and Rodrigo|
|Saad and Tanya|
|Steve and I|
Just for Fun (okay this one is also education):
A little information from http://www.stonehavenfireballs.co.uk/about:
"...From current research the ceremony would seem to go back from a hundred to a hundred and fifty years, but it could easily be much older. At the moment there is no written documentation of the event before 1908. The only source of recorded information is the local newspaper of the time - The Stonehaven Journal.