Pining for the West

The River Forth | October 2, 2009

I’ve been up to my ears in gloss paint for quite a while now. Our skirting boards are 12 inches high and it all takes a very long time, but I’d been putting it off for about 5 years and it couldn’t wait any longer.

So I was in desperate need of some fresh air after all that and took myself off for a walk by the River Forth at Dalgety Bay. The water was very placid but it was a wee bit misty, so not the best conditions for a photograph. As usual, parts of the Forth Bridge are swathed in plastic or something similar as the work continues – forever – so it would seem.

Edinburgh from Fife

Edinburgh from Fife

Forth Bridges from Dalgety Bay.

Forth Bridges from Dalgety Bay.

Forth Bridges towards Lothian

Forth Bridges towards Lothian

I’m not really a seaside person. I do like rivers, but the sort that run through the middle of an old town and have a lovely arched stone bridge going over them are more my cup of tea. Hills and lochs are really my thing.

Speaking of which, here is a photograph of the loch from Linlithgow Palace, where Mary Queen of Scots was born. It’s a lovely place to visit if you are into history. Beware of the hissing swans though.

Linthligow Loch

Linthligow Loch

In recent times Linlithgow has become famous as the supposed birthplace of Scottie, the chief engineer on Star Trek’s USS Enterprise. How mad is that?

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