Aberdeen to Crathes then along slug road to Stonehaven and back up to Aberdeen via Portlethen and the CTC route 1.
between Stonehaven and portlethen I managed to get a little off the beaten track and managed to stray across a few fields left to lay fallow, traverse a burn or two and finally come across a Tesco where I was able to get a better idea as to where I was.
Going over Slug road was a blast as it is a main route between Stonehaven and Banchory but due to road works it's almost completely free from traffic. I only saw 5 cars along the 14 mile length of road. Admittidly its also a Sunday.
hopefully the following link will show a map of my route. It a bit sloppy at the start and at the end.
the rest of today has been getting warmed up and later eating a homemade curry.