Tuesday 14 June 2011

Geology, Dippers and Films

This morning I went on a very interesting geology walk along part of the Water of Leith with Geowalks. We walked along the river from Stockbridge to Roseburn and looked at the geology of the river bed, the gorge that the river flows through and the buildings, bridges and other structures along the river. If you're in Edinburgh and interested in Geology, Geowalks offer a wide range of walks focussing on geology. Some of their walks involve lots of climbing mountains but some are on the flat.

I had walked along the river to get to the starting point for the walk and as I was early, I had stopped for a while to watch a dipper. It was bobbing up and down on a rock, as dippers often do, then every so often it would throw itself into the water and come up on the other side of the rock (which I realised was at an angle in the water). Dippers are one of my favourite birds, I really could watch them all day!

This lunchtime I went along to collect my press pass and pack (nicely packed in a re-usable cotton bag) for the Edinburgh International Film Festival! As I've said before I'm very impressed with this year's programme, based purely on the fact that there are more films I want to see than there have been for years. So I'm looking forward very much to seeing lots of films over the next week or so. I'll review most of the films I see on this blog, but some of them may end up on Over Forty Shades. So yes, there will be a lot of reviews here over the next week or so! I am of course delighted to find myself mentioned in this article on the bloggers to look out for at the festival!

Due to being on the geology walk this morning, I wasn't able to get to the press showing of Jane's Journey, a film about the primatologist Jane Goodall. Catch it if you can at the Edinburgh International Film Festival or look out for it getting released in cinemas across the country.

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The Weaver of Grass said...

Did you see the dippers on Springwatch - what struday dapper little birds they were.

Crafty Green Poet said...

HI Weaver, yes, we've been watching them on Springwatch, wonderful birds!

Caroline Gill said...

So perky! I've never seen young Dippers before.

Michelle May-The Raspberry Rabbits said...

I don't think I've ever seen a dipper. Sounds like a wonderful walk Juliet. I bet the films are just as fun.
xx, shell

RG said...

Keep good notes!!!

(Love those dippers ... on some of our walks they seem to lead the way up and down the creek!)

Ellie Garratt said...

Geowalks are a superb way to spend a few hours or a day. Have you ever been to South Devon, and walked part of the Jurassic coast?

Ellie Garratt

Dave King said...

Coo, I'm green with envy. Double green - the walk and the Festival. Don't mind me, though. Enjoy!