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


View along The Prom from Linktown towards Kirkcaldy on the warm and sunny afternoon of 23rd October, 2007. Following that year's miserable, wet summer, this was the first proper 'summer' weather we'd had, and I spent the day walking along the shore of the Firth of Forth from Kirkcaldy to Dalgety Bay. The sand here looks very dirty; it is contaminated with coal-mining 'redd' (waste) which was for many years dumped on the shore further along the coast at Dysart, East Wemyss and Methil, and has been washed here by the tide. It seems incredible that an industry could be allowed to get away with doing such obvious and irreparable damage to the environment for so long.


A pink clover flower seen by the shore at Seafield, near Kirkcaldy, on 23rd October, 2007.


Marguerite flower by the Fife Coastal Path between Kirkcaldy and Kinghorn, 23rd October, 2007.


Wild aster by the Fife Coastal Path between Kirkcaldy and Kinghorn, 23rd October, 2007.


Indian balsam flower by the Fife Coastal Path near Kinghorn, 23rd October, 2007.


Scabious (also known as wild candytuft) flower by the Fife Coastal Path near Kinghorn, 23rd October, 2007.


Indian balsam flower by the Fife Coastal Path near Kinghorn, 23rd October, 2007.


Fuchsia in full bloom by the Fife Coastal Path near Kinghorn, 23rd October, 2007.


Harbour Road and the shore at Kinghorn, Fife, viewed from the railway station footbridge, 23rd October, 2007.


Beautiful fuchsia flowers at Kinghorn Station, Fife, 23rd October, 2007.


148, Kinghorn Road, Burntisland, where I lived from 1980 to 1988. A lovely, characterful, spacious house with a big garden and a fabulous view across the Firth of Forth. It's now a B&B. Seen during the course of my walk from Kirkcaldy to Dalgety Bay on the beautiful autumn day of 23rd October, 2007.


Clean sand and clear blue sea at Burntisland beach, Fife, 23rd October, 2007.


Lovely clean sand and clear water at Burntisland beach, 23rd October, 2007.


Eastward view along the promenade at Burntisland, Fife, on the beautiful day of 23rd October, 2007.


An Edinburgh-bound Adtranz Class 170 3-car DMU passing the beach at Burntisland, Fife, on the beautiful Indian summer day of 23rd October, 2007.


Eastward view along the Fife Coastal Path towards Burntisland from near Aberdour on the hot and sunny day of 23rd October, 2007.


The Silver Sands at Aberdour, Fife, 23rd October, 2007. Having walked along the shore from Kirkcaldy, I lay down on the sand here on this hot and sunny afternoon and rested for an hour, before continuing to Dalgety Bay from where I returned to Edinburgh on the bus, due to exhaustion and sore feet.


Looking along the coast towards Burntisland, Fife, from the Silver Sands, Aberdour, 23rd October, 2007.


The Silver Sands at Aberdour, Fife, viewed from Hawkcraig Point in the late afternoon of 23rd October, 2007.


View back towards Aberdour from a point south-west of the town near Downan's Plantation on the footpath to Dalgety Bay, 23rd October, 2007.
Tags: aberdour, burntisland, kinghorn, kirkcaldy
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