After a restless night dreaming that I had gone to Europe including a free trip to Paris on a train with no seat, only a place to lie on a flat-bed car watching coracles on the river, I struggled to consciousness only to find that pestilence still ravages the land, a pest still resides in the White House, and perhaps impervious to pesticide, a killer wasp is murdering our honey bees!
While still avoiding the new clichés of the date, these photos of the Firth of Forth from last Summer seem to cheer me a little:
|Lower Largo, Fife, Scotland looking to the West up the Firth of Forth
|Boats beached at Lower Largo
|Sculpture of some sort at Lower Largo on the Firth of Forth looking East towards the North Sea
The view is East, I'm not sure what the sculpture is looking at.
|Blackness Harbor on the South Side of the Firth of Forth.
|Blackness Castle and Queensferry Bridge over the Forth.
They say that is castle was used for filming some sexy chick-flick series about traveling in time through stones.
|Across the Firth of Forth to Fife.
(Famous for growing furple fodder - Sorry, Seattle kids TV reference)
|The bridges at Queensferry
The fictional kidnapping in Robert Louis Stevenson's Kidnapped takes place on the Forth where the bridges now are.
|While you can't quite see the Forth here, that is the Queensferry Bridge over the Firth from Linlithgow Palace.
|And there's the Firth of Forth behind some of our tour group at Edinburgh Castle.
The otter is our local guide's tour flag or maybe spirit animal although she insisted it was a squirrel.
|And the sun attempts to burst forth on the Forth at Edinburgh.