Sunday, 18 December 2011

The waterways of Edinburgh

We had a lovely walk yesterday along part of the Union Canal and part of the Water of Leith. Here are some of the highlights.

The canal was frozen! Chunks of ice were floating over large parts of the water and some sections were frozen solid. Not solid enough for even ducks to walk on, though. Certainly nowhere near as solid as it was the last two winters, but it offered some nice photo opportunities.





The cygnets are growing up now!


It was a beautiful clear day and the light was wonderful by the time we got to the Water of Leith.






The sunset was particularly beautiful.

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10 comments:

Máire T. Robinson said...

Lovely photos! Makes me miss Edinburgh.

sandy said...

Very pretty!
That last shot is stunning.

HKatz said...

I love the atmosphere in these photos, especially the first one with the reflections; good captures.

Carol Steel 5050 said...

Beautiful photos. Lovely composition in them. The water looks magical!

Gabrielle Bryden said...

You're making me cold just thinking about it. Lovely photos - it's great when the light is just right.

eileeninmd said...

Wonderful series, The first reflection photo is beautiful an dI just love the last sunset shot. A beautiful sky and photo. I wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas!

Michelle May said...

Is it just me or are sunsets this time of year the most beautiful of all?

Annette F Tait said...

beautiful photos! especially love the cygnet Juliet! great angle and the multi coloured feathers are so nice.
Your xmas tree Anya star is just gorgeous!
happy Xmas :)

Nat Hall said...

Lovely pix, indeed, and, funny you mentioned the Union Canal, your post brought me back immediately to a dear friend closely associated with its renovation, Stanley Ross-Smith, who used to accompany his lady wife, June, to our Westside Writers Group here. What a wonderful man!
http://www.scotsman.com/news/obituaries/appreciation_stanley_ross_smith_1_812946

ashok said...

amazing snaps...especially the last one.