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Silverknowes Beach on the Firth of Forth

Posted by Jody on September 10, 2013

Today’s Featured Guest Writer is “imagineer.”

Silverknowes is one of the many beaches on the Firth of Forth and is just north of Edinburgh in Scotland. Sunny days at Silverknowes are to be treasured so I took a short trip to enjoy the fantastic views.

Cramond

Cramond

The is a view from the Cramond end of the beach and shows one of the many islands in the River Forth. This one can be accessed when the tide is out but people are frequently caught out by the speed of the returning tide and have to be rescued. In the distance is Fife, the other side of the Firth of Forth. The river is used by all sorts of ships, from cruise liners to submarines. It was a very industrialised river but today sea life is recovering and the legacy of industrial pollution is in the past.

Whale Rescue

Whale Rescue

The beach can be busy but today was a very unusual day because there was a whale rescue in progress and a crowd gathered to watch. There are all sorts of animals and birds that live in and pass through the Forth. The beach starts at Cramond where the River Almond meets the Forth. There are lots of walks from the Cramond end and it has a café for refreshments when you return. The beach is approximately one mile long but there are other paths that can be taken into Edinburgh if you want to venture farther.

Dog Play

Dog Play

Dogs love to play in the water even though they go home covered in sand and salt water. I think the dogs enjoy the beach even more than the people. I took a few pictures of this pair as they were such fun to watch and put them on my blog:  “Happiness Is Dog Shaped.”

Holding On

Holding On

The rescue party stood for hours in the cold water helping the whale breathe. At least the rescuers could see the beautiful scenery all around. The beach extends to the island when the tide is out, but when you reach the island the water becomes very deep.

Night

Night

I’ve included this shot to show how the same location looks at night time.

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9 Responses to “Silverknowes Beach on the Firth of Forth”

  1. Jody said

    Imagineer, I just love those frolicking dogs! Thank you so much for sharing such a beautiful beach with us. The beaches of the Firth of Forth have been on my bucket list for a while now. Your words and photos remind me why. By the way, I hope the whale is OK.

    • Imagineer said

      Thanks for having my photos on your fantastic blog. I’m sorry to say the whale died a few hour later. They think it suffered the equivalent of a stroke.

  2. Love the “dog play” photo. Wonderful. Paulette 🙂

  3. Marianne said

    Beautiful photos! The dogs look so happy and cute with their frolicking.

    Blessings for more beach combing holidays,

    Marianne

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  5. shazzarob said

    Beautiful! I’m sorry about the whale though.:( x

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