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.|