Farty's Fortunes

Monday, 20 July 2009

Cramond

Cramond_Inn
So today I grabbed my camera and trotted off down to Cramond to get some photos to keep you from gnawing your own fingers off with boredom. Click any photo to enlarge.

It says here that Cramond was once the site of a Roman Fort. Who knew?
Roman

Yup. Here's some Roman ruins, so it must be true.
Ruins

Legend has it that the Romans brought stinging nettles to Britain with them, so that they could flagellate themselves with them to keep warm. I kid you not.
Log

Although why they didn't just whap themselves with our own native thistles beats me. Beats. Heh.
Thistles

Any road up. Cramond. Popular for the boats and that.
Boats

Not to mention Cramond Island.
Island

There's a causeway connecting Cramond Island to the mainland, but it's a good idea to check the tidal tables before venturing out.
Wet

Ah, well, maybe another time. Oh, look! A pretty boat!
Boat

I love watching the sun reflect off the water. Very relaxing.
Water

Another boat. This one doesn't seem to be going anywhere. Still, it's quite pretty with the trees in the background and that.
Boat

Bye then, Cramond. Shlater!
Cramond

I could totally get a job with the Scotch tourist board.
Birds

5 comments:

Luna said...

all these loverly Scotish things making me miss the old sod..
this year is the first in the last 5 years that I didn't get to somewhere across the pond.. need to go spend an entire day at Glen Coe

Mr Farty said...

Luna - Who are you calling an old sod? We're going up north somewhere in September; as Official Wedding Photographer, I'll make sure to post lots of photos on the blog.

john.g. said...

Farty McBailey!

Cat said...

You totally could. But meanwhile, can you do anything about the weather, please?

Mr Farty said...

John - Oh, praise indeed!

Cat - Watchoo talkin' 'bout, Willis? Weather here is gluggly!