Saturday, 30 July 2011

Sun, Sea and Sand

It was a perfect summer day today and we had a trip to North Berwick. There was quite a breeze and the water was quite wild, though it sparkled in the sun when it wasn't crashing over the rocks.










The Bass Rock was white with nesting gannets and the air around it was a cloud of flying and diving gannets.


There was a raft of over 50 eider ducks and we also saw redshanks and a couple of terns (probably common terns). Sand martins were swooping over the beach and we saw them going into and coming out of nest holes in the sandy cliffs.



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10 comments:

Christina said...

Beautiful!

Annette F Tait said...

it looked like a perfect day Juliet!
I shall look forward to coming to your poetry readings :)

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Ahhhh. Beautiful, beautiful Scotland.

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Juliet,

Looks like the perfect day out and glad that you saw some sun, sea and sand.
Enjoy your Sunday

Hugs
Carolyn

gabriellebryden said...

Looks lovely!

The Weaver of Grass said...

BaSS ROCK - VERY DRAMATIC.

sandy said...

Neat beach. I love those boulders.

HKatz said...

I love these photos. Bass Rock looks impressive.

It's been too long since I was last at a beach...

Carver said...

Wonderful shots at the beach. I love the large rocks.

eileeninmd said...

What a great day, I love the beautiful beach. Great photos.