Unfortunately for such a lovely day, most of the morning was spent in the chilly autumnal shade of sea buckthorn found growing along the coast and cliff top near Marine Villa and the WW2 pillbox. This pillbox was used as a searchlight station as part of the Fidra battery. This formed part of the outer defences of the Firth of Forth, supported by two 6 inch former warship guns located higher up the hill.
Having cleared the path and removed some of the invasive russian vine surrounding it, we returned, armed with litter pickers, along the beach now in the full heat of the sun. And it was unseasonably hot…hot enough for this…..
…perhaps too hot however as demonstrated by someone unnamed’s assessment of the the new Borders rail as being “…like a rich tea bread with lots of fruit”. Maybe we should stick to the shade next time.