As it was such a beautiful day on Sunday, even though I am still hobbling about with a crutch just now.... the weather was just too good to be sat couped up at home. Mr A and I started off at South Queensferry which very very busy with the usual tourists, some who had their dogs [who, incidentally, were taking their humans for a walk!] and loads of bikers, we decided to take ourselves off to the other side. There are 3 bridges in the above shot [albeit one of them in construction stages...].
As you can see from this image, there is not a huge distance between the north end and this cantilever:
We drove to Limekiln:
who pulled the plug out?
And we travelled on to Charlestown which was an enchanting wee place:
When we started off our wee walk down into the residential area [lovely huge houses with verandas and some overlooking the sea....... when we discovered this:
Even with my limited knowledge of rail tracks etc [thank you dad], this enticed us to keep on walking to find some sort of rail track and we were not disappointed as you can see:
one of the harbours in Charlestown:
We had discovered the kilns here just as we were about to exit the West Harbour Road
Mr Grouse/Pheasant and his brothers were fair strutting their stuff all over the place:
On our walk back to the car, I spotted some lovely flourishing purple heather and lots of bee activity: