2014 – 2nd January – A Day Out in Lothian

Simon and I escaped the Christmas / New Year madness and went on a wee trip around the Lothian area.
The intent was to catch the sunrise at Barns Ness – which we did – and then visit a couple of other places too.
The biggest challenge was trying to find somewhere open that would sell us a hot breakfast …

Sunset and Moonlight

Let’s start with the sunset:
This was shot from my boy’s bedroom.
I’m not lucky enough to live somewhere near a beach or a stunning mountain range or a fantastic city scape, I just have to avoid the neighbour thinking I’m some kind of peeping Tom.

 

Now the Moonlight

This is Barness Lighthouse shot in the moonlight, with a little help on the foreground grass.
We didn’t know at the time but there was an HAM radio contest on and the beam aerials (next to the lighthouse) were everywhere. There was also a 2meter band wire between the mast you see and the mast immediately to camera rear. I know that because I nearly walked in to the pickup wire

Running Water

Reservoir in West Lothian over-flowing to the down stream.
According to its sign, this is the run off from one of the main reservoirs that provide Edinburgh with its drinking water.
Equally according to its sign, the reservoir is teaming with natural fauna and flora; of which fauna wise, we were up one Land Rover and fisherman and down anything interesting.

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