Wednesday, 26 December 2018

Oystercatchers at Shell Bay

Christmas Day walk to Shell Bay. Slightly misty but fairly mild. There was a large group of oystercatchers standing at the east end of the bay. We tried not to disturb them but as we approached they all took off.

Wednesday, 12 December 2018

Sunlight on the Forth

The sun shining through, between dark clouds, illuminates ships in the Forth.

Sunday, 11 November 2018

One Hundred Years On

One hundred years on from the Armistice that marked the end of the First World War, the War Memorial in Largo after the wreaths had been laid at mid-day.

The Largo Parish War Memorial stands at the crossroads that links Upper Largo to the east, Lower Largo to the south and Lundin Links to the west, thus representing all parts of the Parish. It is in the form of a Celtic cross and was designed by Sir Robert Lorimer who was also the architect of the mightily impressive Scottish National War Memorial at Edinburgh Castle. There are 53 names inscribed from the First and 16 from the Second World War. Amongst those from the First World War there are four brothers. As with so many at that time one family's future generations lost.

The information about  the memorial was obtained from the book of photographs of the Sea Toun of Largo compiled by Ivy Jardine. It is out of print but I was able to borrow a copy from the library.

At the shore, it seemed in keeping with the day that there was a peaceful end to the afternoon. The rain had stopped and the light was shining through the clouds.

Monday, 5 November 2018

Plastic Pellets on the Beach

Sad to see a lot of plastic pellets amongst the seaweed that had been washed up onto the beach near the car park at the Temple at Lower Largo. Too big for nurdles, I think they were the squishy expanded polystyrene beads. Picked up quite a lot but just another example of plastic pollution.

Wednesday, 24 October 2018

Amazing Sky

 The sky over Lundin Links tonight

From Lundin Ladies Golf Course.

Saturday, 6 October 2018

October Butterfly

A red admiral butterfly making the most of the valerian flowers in the October sunshine. After a cold spring there seemed to be few butterflies about in the summer. However, in the last few weeks there have been a few peacock, red admiral and painted lady butterflies in the garden.

Monday, 24 September 2018

A Tangle of Creels

A tangled jumble of ropes and several creels, presumably washed up on the beach at Lundin Links by the recent storm.

Sunday was a beautiful day for a walk and Largo Bay looked stunning.