I’ve blogged about Solitaire before, she’s the biggest pipe layer in the world and a few weeks ago she was joined by her sister ship the Audacia. They’ve both been coming and going every now and again but most of the time they’ve been anchored in the Firth of Forth.
The first time I saw one of these very strange looking pipe layer ships I was amazed at how weird it looked, it was the Solitaire, a Swiss army knife of a ship and I really thought it was quite ugly looking but I’ve now changed my mind completely and I love all those bits hanging off it, I think it’s quite elegant looking. In fact when we’ve been driving back along the Orrock Quarrry road from Edinburgh and get to the spot on the road when you can see the Forth, I was hurrah-ing whenever she came back into view. What can I say – but I live a quiet life!
Yesterday I happened to be on the beach at Pathhead in Kirkcaldy and took the chance to snap them again, and I’m glad that I did because last night Audacia sailed off for Haifa, Israel. I wonder how long it’ll take her to get there?
Further along the beach I came across a mini stonehenge construction, I don’t know who built it but they’re my kind of people. Why stick with sandcastles when you can branch out to something more solid!
The other photos I took were mainly of rock formations on the foreshore which I intend to put on Pinterest – if I ever get around to joining it!