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On the Horizon from left to right one can see The Isle of May, which is approximately 8 km off the coast of mainland Scotland. It is 1.8 kilometres long and less than half a kilometre wide. The island is owned and managed by Scottish Natural Heritage as a national nature reserve. The Bass Rock is just right of centre and is a volcanic crag in the Firth of Forth that towers 106 metres above sea level. It is home to a large colony of gannets. To the right is the North Berwick Law, a volcanic plug. The su…

I love letters in the sand

This week Saturday Sels Challenge: let's concentrate on: "Harmony'' The waves were moving bits of seaweed around with each ebb and flow. This was an 'O' to begin with, but by the time I got the camera ready it had changed into an 'R'. Nina and Frederik - Listen to the Ocean

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Anstruther lighthouse. HFF everyone.

The Chalmers Lighthouse was built in 1880 at the harbour entrance, to commemorate Dr Thomas Chalmers, a mathematician and professor of theology. The octagonal Lighthouse seen today was built to mark the end of the breakwater and stands 9 metres high. Most of the tower is painted white, whilst the service room below the unusually small lantern is painted black. A light is no longer shown from the tower, although it still operates a nautophone fog signal, housed in one of the window holes around the top of t…

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Sun setting over the North Sea.

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Looking towards Dundee

The Tay Bridge (or Tay Rail Bridge) is a railway bridge about two and a quarter miles (three and a half kilometres) long that spans the Firth of Tay in Scotland, between the city of Dundee and Wormit in Fife. It was opened on 20 June 1887. This 'new' double-track bridge was designed by William Henry Barlow. It was built by William Arrol & Co. 18 metres (59 ft) upstream of, and parallel to, the original bridge. The foundation stone was laid on 6 July 1883 and construction involved 25,000 metric tons of…

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HFF and a good Easter to you all

This is a fine example of a Victorian drinking fountain, which celebrates the versatility of cast-iron to decorative effect. It was cast by the Alexander Russell at the Kirkcaldy Foundry in 1824 and was one of a series placed along the length of the "Great Fife Road". The fountain is located in Newport 0n Tay in the Kingdom of Fife. It is a substantial canopied cast-iron drinking fountain of Moorish design, prominently sited just by the pavement. Concrete stone steps to dais and concrete covered plint…

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The Ripple of the Sands

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The West Sands. St.Andrews

It was on this beach that the opening scenes of Chariots of Fire was filmed. www.youtube.com/watch?v=L-7Vu7cqB20

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St.Andrews Cathedral and Saint Rule's Tower

St. Rule's Tower, sometimes referred to as the Square Tower (108 feet high), affords a wonderful panoramic view over the town and harbour and to the surrounding countryside. Access to the tower requires an entrance token which can be obtained at the cathedral visitor centre. The climb to the top of the tower is via a rather narrow and steep spiral staircase (151 steps) on which it is difficult to pass those headed in the opposite direction. The PiP shows an old pen and ink drawing - date unknown. When I w…
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