June 11, 2006

Elie


As it was such a lovely day today, we went for a wee day-trip to the beach so I'm bringing you today's photo from the lovely harbour village of Elie in the east neuk of Fife, just across the Firth of Forth from Edinburgh. We had a lovely picnic barbecue with venison and cranberry sausages and Aberdeen Angus steak burgers among other things and then went for a paddle along one of the beaches. Lots of people were brave enough to go swimming, including this guy braving the cold and conserving his dignity as he goes to join his mate in the water. Even a few seconds with my feet in the water was enough for me...after all, it's the North Sea! that said, I did do it when i was a kid!

4 comments:

Carol said...

What a lovely shot! But I imagine the water would be quite cold. I watched the World Cup yesterday and cheered for Trinidad & Tobago. I said I was glad they won and my son kept pointing out that they didn't actually "win" since it was a tie but I told him it was a "moral victory" since they were the underdogs. LOL!!

Celine said...

What a beautiful area. I've always wanted to visit Scotland, so thank you for letting me see it via your photos.

Nerissa said...

Can't be much colder than our own Northern Pacific waters and our kids would fling themselves in come March if the weather was fair enough.

dutchie said...

We'ven been to the beach yesterday too and my kids were a lot braver than I. God it's still cold!