|Alan Breck's fav hangout|
Thinking of somewhere to visit I overheard some ladies chit chatting about cruising round the river Forth whilst I was travelling to work when I remembered a couple of games we had done last year involving Inchcolm island and decided that was the weekend trip taken care off.I booked us a couple of tickets on The Maid of the Forth sailing from South Queensferry and we headed out to the pier hoping for a nice day.
The Maid of the Forth is a nice little boat which does tours round the river and also rents itself out for functions and also occasional evening jazz cruises which will be one date for the future.
We set off on our cruise first under the Forth Bridge and it was good to see under the bridge for a change as I'm usually travelling over the top of it workwise.There was a taped orated guide with the dulcet tones of singer and narrator Bill Torrance who's voice we hear on our local radio at the moment advertising funeral packages.
I hope it's not an omen.
On passing under the bridge we passed the first of the four 'Inches'-Inchgarvie,a very small island which has been used for various purposes including a prison,a quarantine hospital for plague victims before being used as gun batteries in both World Wars.Its purpose now as well as being a support for the bridge is a home for hundreds of seabirds.
We carried on past Dalgety Bay which has the ignominious title of Edinburgh's hostel,before heading in past Braefoot terminal, which loads liquid gas on to tankers from the Mossmorran gas plant outside sunny Cowdenbeath towards the pier on Inchcolm Island to be met by a smiling Historic Scotland representative and a s**tload of evil looking nesting seagulls.
Now I know how Rod Taylor and Tippi Hedren felt like in 'The Birds'.
y a local hermit.That's what I call board and lodgings.
|Definitely wind swept and interesting.|
|Queen Elizabeth II just being touched up!|
|Fill her up and check the tyres.|
|Obviously in respect of the chief engineer who'll be born not too far from here in about 200 years time.|
|'Go ahead make my day'|
|Taking kids to the park.|
|Somebody is a wee bit overdressed.|