Wednesday, 27 January 2016

Lively Sea

 Windy yesterday producing some spectacular waves at Lower Largo.

 Caught in the spray as this wave hit the sea wall.

Saturday, 16 January 2016

A January Rose.

Surprising that this lovely rose is still blooming in the garden in mid January. Presumably it's a result of the mild weather in November and December.

Friday, 15 January 2016

A Light Dusting of Snow

There was a light fall of snow overnight yesterday but by the afternoon most of it had disappeared, although  the top of Largo Law was still white.

 The standing water (from the recent wet weather) in the fields beneath Largo Law has frozen.

Behind the trees a wintry looking Largo Law.

Friday, 1 January 2016

The Cocklemill Burn

The Cocklemill Burn emerges at the extreme eastern end of Largo Bay. One of my favourite walks is to park at the small Fife Coastal Path car park close to the caravan site at Shell Bay, then take the path through the woods to  the edge of the trees and then follow the Cocklemill Burn as it meanders to the shore.

 In parts the burn flows beneath high sand dunes.

I think that the holes in the sand dunes here  are used by nesting sand martins.

There are two wooden bridges which take walkers over the burn to reach the sands of Largo Bay. Looking beyond the first bridge can see the Lomond Hills in the distance.

The second bridge.

Looking over the second bridge can see the giant wind turbine at Methil.

The second bridge leads walkers on to Largo Bay.

The marshy ground close to burn. This area of salt marsh is an important resource for several bird species.