Once again we take ScotRail to our destination, this time changing trains in Aberdeen. The train isn't luxurious, but it is clean, reasonably comfortable and a decent price. When we arrive at the Victorian Stonehaven station we ask the ticket attendant for suggestions on how to reach Twenty-four Shorehead, the B&B we have booked for the night. He describes a "short walk" all downhill to the marina which the B&B faces. There's also a comment about calling a taxi if we want, with numbers listed in front of the station. The four of us pull our wheeled bags outside and stand around debating our approach for 10 minutes. While Fergus is off looking at the signs regarding taxi's the three us us decide what the heck - we'll just walk it. After all, it is all a "short walk" and all downhill.
Fergus catches up. We are quite the sight - four tourists walking single file two with backpacks and all dragging our bags behind us. At one point we stop to rest and discuss directions when a local woman comes out of her charming stone home. She offers to help and tells us to take the road that T's in front of her home, follow it as it curves down to the harbor then take a right. Sounds simple enough, and it is, but the walk is not something none of us would call "short". It turns out to be somewhere between 1 1/2 and 2 miles when we finally arrive at Twenty-four Shorehead, the building furthest along the harbor around 2 pm.