Monday, April 2, 2012

A Leisurely Walk on the Beach at North Berwick

Beautiful view across the expansive Scottish beach at North Berwick, over to the Bass Rock and the sea mist at it's feet.

The Bass Rock is the biggest Gannet breeding colony in Europe and is a bird watcher's delight.

Despite the apparent tranquility of the sea lapping against the beach, the Bass Rock lies in deeper more turbulent waters and is notoriously difficult to land on.

Formed from ancient volcanic activity, it is a 'plug' of hard granite with steep sides and rocky cliffs to the sea, perfect for the Gannets' to breed on and to protect their well-being.

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