11 January 2008

WANDERINGS - TENTSMUIR


Last Sunday the sun came out at last - it had been a really miserable and grey week, getting dark about 330pm. But Sunday dawned bright and beautiful and Louise, Jane, Andrea and I headed off to Tentsmuir for a walk, regular readers will know that it is one of my favourite places!

This time we started in Tayport and walked through the forest, along the foreshore towards the main beach. The fact that the beach is so close to the forest is part of Tentsmuir's charm - 2 seemingly different ecosystems within touching distance - to the coast, seals, dolphins and a host of sea birds, to the forest, deer, woodpeckers and ferns.  

The beach is home to over both grey and common seals and we were determined to see a seal, although we were distracted by birds and wooden posts we didn't see any seals in the water, perhaps the tide was too high, but then as we were walking along we nearly fell over a small seal lying on the beach - we weren't sure where it's mum was, hopefully it hadn't been abandoned.

 

9 comments:

amisha said...

what beautiful photos from your trip... and amazing to see a seal on the beach! xo

j said...

beautiful, beautiful photos. that area reminds me of Cape Cod, Mass

Anne said...

Lovely photos - and that cute little seal!

Charlie P said...

Awwww, love the seal :) Tentsmuir looks absolutely beautiful. In my (admittedly quite biased) opinion you can't beat Northumbrian and Scottish coast and countryside. Lovely shaped trees, too.

life in yonder said...

Looks like you had the most wonderful day! The photos are beautiful.

On another note: Thank you so much for the "Pay it forward" gift. It is so cute and I LOVE the red and grey you have chosen! Love it!

syko kajsa said...

Beautiful nature! I wouldn't mind a sunny day here either...

Bethany Hissong said...

You are such a talented photographer!! I think I say that a lot, or at least I think it a lot!!! We had a very dark and gray week but the sun is out today!

karin said...

What a great walk. You live at the sea, that's so nice.

Melissa said...

i love these pictures! the wild expanse of shore and sea, and the tal pine trees. looks like a wonderful day.