Saturday, 10 April 2010

Cramond Brig to South Queensferry




We had a lovely walk today from Cramond Brig in Edinburgh to South Queensferry, along the River Almond and down to the Firth of Forth. The first photo (taken by Crafty Green Boyfriend, who also took the last photo) shows Cramond Island.
The weather was incredibly nice, warm and sunny, almost like summer, despite the fact that most of the trees are still bare. We saw our first butterflies of the year, two peacocks and one brown butterfly that flew past too quickly to identify. There were lots of birds to be seen, especially pheasants in the fields, eider ducks on the Firth and goldfinches in the trees and even more to be heard, including song thrushes, chaffinches and a great spotted woodpecker. It was lovely to see two lapwings in their wonderful dancing display, but sad there weren't more of them.

12 comments:

Nat said...

Oh, lovely :)
Still remember this magic place on my way to Leith last May... :))
N

cieldequimper said...

While I was walking the streets of Paris ;-), to be honest, I would rather have walked your way!

Greenearth said...

What a beautiful walk. Looks like the air would have beautifully crisp too, and that is just the best air for a good walk. Often too hot where I live unless it is evening or you walk in the rainforest.

Gerald (Hyde DP) said...

Good reflections - I went to Cramond Island once.

Leora said...

Your bottom photo almost looks fake, it is so clever in how the reflection shows up like a puzzle piece.

Sounds like a lovely walk - it is certainly gorgeous scenery.

VioletSky said...

the light in the second one is lovely and just bright enough.

bazza said...

Hi Juliet. My only visit to Scotland was a week at Stirling University (Open University). The week included a sight-seeing trip of Industrial Architecture with the Forth Railway Bridge at South Queensferry, some abandoned huge kiln-like chimneys near Alloa and the lovely small town of Culross.
Thanks for bringing back those wonderful memnories and publishing these pictures.

Gillena Cox said...

Thanks for sharing; glad to know the butterflies are around


much love
gillena

Naquillity said...

i'd love to walk this area too. it's so nice and inviting.

Loree said...

The reflections are awesome. I really liked th last photo. Thanks for visiting my blog.

ρομπερτ said...

What a wonderful sight you do provide tonight. Must have been great to breath the clean air.

Please have a nice start into the new week.

this is my patch said...

The weather has been just gorgeous. The finches have returned to my garden. To encourage more, I've bought a special Finch Mix from Haiths! x