To the Esk, by canoe

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First time on the water for far too long. With no wind and flat seas I took Selkie, my canoe, rather than Scratch. Quicker and easier to launch, no need for the quad bike and the portage trolley comes too. Yes, I row my canoe.

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A strange, calm, dampish, hazy day. Sky line dominated by church spires backlit by the low sun through the clouds.

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Portobello Old Parish church, Bellfield St. Church at corner of Windsor Place and High St, now retirement flats.

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Raft of gulls on the way to Fisherrow. Occassional warmth in the sun.

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St Phillips, Portobello.

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Fisherrow Harbour.

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Looking up the River Esk.

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In the distance, St Michaels, Inveresk.

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At the mouth of the Esk. The waves mark the long sandbank formed by the river. Arthurs Seat behind Portobello.

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Cockenzie Power Station.

Time for home, no time for photos. Said I’d be back by 5. I was, just.

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About Osbert Lancaster

Creating ripples to foster sustainability. Seeking solace & clarity on the sea by sail & oar.

2 comments

  1. talkporty

    Nice photos, and of the midget too… On the third one down – that’s the old church on Windsor Pl, not Bellfield?

  2. Anonymous

    Well spotted @talkporty – noted!

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