Cruising the Firth of Forth

We were staying in the suburbs (Balerno) and happy to catch buses. Trying to park the car in the city would have been a nightmare, (and probably caused navigation snappiness) it was much easier to leave it parked at our B&B. We caught a bus to Queensferry, Hawes Pier for a cruise under the three bridges and a visit to Inchcolm Island Abbey.

Low tide
Higher tide

The Red Bridge is the oldest, and my favourite. Only trains travel over it. The spans on the other two are massive. The tides are extreme. I understand why, in all those old pirate and buccaneer movies they were so obsessed with “catching the tide”.

My friend Barb had suggested visiting Inchcolm Island and I was so glad we did. The Abbey was fantastic. I could almost feel the presence of the monks in their little cells. Climbing the stairs to the rooftop was a challenge, but well worth the effort.

Inchcolm Abbey
A very narrow staircase
Love the stonework
Edinburgh in the distance
Maid of the Forth
Inchgnome Island, nearby

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