(Above image is a capture of Tyninghame Beach with Bass Rock.) This afternoon, my wife and I visited Tyninghame Beach (aka Ravenshaugh Sands) which is located on the east coast of Scotland, between North Berwick and Dunbar, about thirty miles east of Edinburgh. Windy conditions near Bass Rock. As will be evident from the images herein, this is an absolutely stunning site, especially in the sunny conditions we encountered. The beach forms part of a nature preserve and is not easy to find. Access entails an approx.one mile walk along rough trails from the nearest car park. Beach vista As a bonus, there is an unusual site, just off the beach at the southern end, in form of a collection of about one hundred concrete blocks which I assume to have been 'tank blockers' which would have been originally positioned on the beach to thwart landings of enemy tanks in WW2. From a military persective Tyninghame Beach, with its long
This evening, I am posting information on the ‘Million Dollar View’. Image above was taken from the lower reaches of Struie Hill, Ross-shire, Scotland on the A836 looking north. Villages on the edge of the Firth (north) include Kincardine, Ardgay and Bonar Bridge. To the east (right of the picture) the Firth connects with the North Sea. ‘Firth’ is a Scottish word for bay or estuary, in this case where
This afternoon, I am reporting the route of Glen Quaich in Central Scotland. This is a scenic, single track road which is usually closed to traffic in winter. The route covers about twelve miles and runs between the villages of Amulree and Kenmore on the northern tip of Loch Tay in Perthshire. Depending on time of year it is possible to encounter low lying snow, many sheep, grouse and other exceptional opportunities for photography. Incidentally, Quaich means a drinking cup. In a certain place the landscape is shaped like a bowl. Glen Quaich, Perthshire, Scotland Glen Quaich Black Grouse at Glen Quaich Here are a couple of video clips.