Michael Laing (rock_dinosaur) wrote,
Michael Laing
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A walk from Aberdour to Burntisland


The very attractive station building and forecourt at Aberdour, Fife, 2nd June, 2006. Shouldn't every small town or village have one of these? Not so long ago, almost all of them had, though they certainly weren't all served by two or three trains per hour as Aberdour now is. This service is so good that the competition has given up and the bus service from Edinburgh to Kirkcaldy now bypasses Aberdour, Burntisland and Kinghorn altogether. If the currently-proposed railway from Inverkeithing to Halbeath eventually comes to be - taking inter-city traffic off the present main line via Kirkcaldy - the local service at Aberdour and other stations on the Fife Circle could become even more frequent than it is now.


Another view of the station building and forecourt at Aberdour, Fife, 2nd June, 2006.


The island of Inchcolm in the Firth of Forth viewed from Aberdour, Fife, 2nd June, 2006.


The island of Inchcolm in the Firth of Forth viewed from Aberdour, Fife, 2nd June, 2006.


The island of Inchcolm in the Firth of Forth viewed from Aberdour, Fife, 2nd June, 2006.


The island of Inchcolm in the Firth of Forth viewed from Aberdour, Fife, 2nd June, 2006.


Thrift (Armeria Maritima) in bloom at Hawkcraig Point, Aberdour, Fife, 2nd June, 2006.


Thrift (Armeria Maritima) in bloom at Hawkcraig Point, Aberdour, Fife, 2nd June, 2006.


Thrift (Armeria Maritima) in bloom at Hawkcraig Point, Aberdour, Fife, 2nd June, 2006.


Sea campions (Silene Maritima) in bloom at Hawkcraig Point, Aberdour, Fife, 2nd June, 2006.


Thrift (Armeria Maritima) in bloom at Hawkcraig Point, Aberdour, Fife, 2nd June, 2006.


A stream cascades down a rock-face by the Fife Coastal Path between Aberdour and Burntisland, Fife, 2nd June, 2006.


A stream cascades down a rock-face by the Fife Coastal Path between Aberdour and Burntisland, Fife, 2nd June, 2006.


I saw masses of these blue flowers when walking along the Fife Coastal Path between Aberdour and Burntisland, 2nd June, 2006. My Wild Flowers of Britain book identifies them as Bugloss (Anchusa officinalis), which I'd never heard of, and a google image-search confirms this.


Bugloss (Anchusa officinalis) flowers seen by the Fife Coastal Path near Burntisland, 2nd June, 2006.


Bugloss (Anchusa officinalis) flowers seen by the Fife Coastal Path near Burntisland, 2nd June, 2006.


Bugloss (Anchusa officinalis) flowers seen by the Fife Coastal Path near Burntisland, 2nd June, 2006.


Bugloss (Anchusa officinalis) flowers seen by the Fife Coastal Path near Burntisland, 2nd June, 2006.


Bugloss (Anchusa officinalis) flowers seen by the Fife Coastal Path near Burntisland, 2nd June, 2006.


Bugloss (Anchusa officinalis) flowers seen by the Fife Coastal Path near Burntisland, 2nd June, 2006.


Bugloss (Anchusa officinalis) flowers seen by the Fife Coastal Path near Burntisland, 2nd June, 2006.


Hawthorn (Crataegus monogyna) blossoms seen by the Fife Coastal Path near Burntisland, 2nd June, 2006.


Hawthorn (Crataegus monogyna) blossoms seen by the Fife Coastal Path near Burntisland, 2nd June, 2006.


Hawthorn (Crataegus monogyna) blossoms seen by the Fife Coastal Path near Burntisland, 2nd June, 2006.


Hawthorn (Crataegus monogyna) blossoms seen by the Fife Coastal Path near Burntisland, 2nd June, 2006.


Hawthorn (Crataegus monogyna) blossoms seen by the Fife Coastal Path near Burntisland, 2nd June, 2006.


A wood pigeon roosting in a laburnum tree in full bloom at Burntisland Station, Fife, 2nd June, 2006.


A wood pigeon roosting in a laburnum tree in full bloom at Burntisland Station, Fife, 2nd June, 2006.


A view of the north approach viaduct of the Forth Bridge towering over North Queensferry, Fife, 2nd June, 2006.


Adtranz Class 170 3-car DMU No. 170 450 leaves the Forth Bridge and heads through North Queensferry Station on a northbound working, 2nd June, 2006.


With the Pentland Hills on the horizon, a northbound Bombardier Class 221 'Super Voyager' 5-car DEMU comes off the Forth Bridge at North Queensferry, Fife, 2nd June, 2006.


BR Derby Class 158 2-car DMU No. 158 717 on a northbound service at North Queensferry, 2nd June, 2006.


Sunlight shining through the canopy fascia at North Queensferry Station, Fife, 2nd June, 2006.


Sunlight shining through the canopy fascia at North Queensferry Station, Fife, 2nd June, 2006.


Sunlight shining through the canopy fascia at North Queensferry Station, Fife, 2nd June, 2006.
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