Sunday, 6 January 2008

Tentsmuir stroll

This afternoon Diane, Andrea, Jane and I went over the river to Tentsmuir for a bit of a walk on the beach. After a week of horrible grey and wet weather it was lovely to get out in the fresh air and enjoy some winter sunshine.

I really like the way that the shells end up on little stalks of sand as the wind blows away all of the stuff in between, and we were there at a good time of day to see them with nice shadows.

We walked from Tayport round the edge of the estuary mouth and a little way onto the beach. The tide was high so there weren't any seals sat on sandbanks but I was very determined to see one and managed to convince myself that a variety of birds and posts were seals in the water. After a while on the beach we actually nearly tripped over this little guy before we noticed him huddled up near the grass. Unfortunately I think he was probably sick or abandoned because he was all alone, but we did see an adult seal in the water as we walked further so hopefully it was the mother and she eventually made her way back to the baby once all the annoying noisy people had gone home.

1 comment:

. . . Lisa and Robb . . . said...

Seal pups spend much of their time alone, so no worries needed!