Cramond Island is an "tidal" island in the Firth of Forth. At high tide, it's an island. At low tide, there's a path you can walk to get to and from this so-called island.
You just want to make sure you come back to the mainland before the tide comes in.
Running just to the east of the path (the right in this picture) is a row of concrete pillars. These were built during WWII as a submarine trap, to prevent subs getting upriver on the south side of the island. (I'm guessing there must have been something on the north side of the island too, but I don't know what)
It's been a while since I have been at the Forth Bridges, and work is clearly moving on. The caissons are now starting to sprout concerete - presumably these will be the supports for the bridge. And at the south side (the left of the picture) the first of the land-side supports for the bridge are visible.
Thanks to a couple of very generous Christmas presents, Marie and I went away for a couple of days to Inveraray. We stayed at the rather lovey Loch Fyne hotel and spa.
Directly across the road from the hotel was a small beach, and this was the view from that beach. We are looking approximately north-east, but I am struggling to identify the snow-covered hills in the picture. Anyone knowledgable care to hazard a guess?