Seafield, Kirkcaldy, Fife.

On a recent walk to nearby Seafield beach I noticed that although it was beginning to spit with rain the sun was shining on Dysart Harbour to my left, I don’t know when the wind turbine appeared but it’s a plus as far as I’m concerned, quite elegant looking.

A couple of seconds later I took this photo, just a wee bit to the right of Dysart, out in the Firth of Forth there was a rainbow which you might be able to see if you look carefully, and to the right of that there’s quite a lot of rain falling.

Just a couple of minutes later we were back to blue skies, it was just about a four seasons in one day sort of day!

Walking along towards Seafield my progress was stopped by a wee river which appeared amongst the rocks and ran into the Forth. It made lovely patterns in the sand but they don’t show up that well in the photos.

I inadvertently got into the photo below, as you can see, long shadows. It was after four o’clock by this time, isn’t it great when the light nights get here again.

This picnic area is just behind where I took the photos and I noticed these two seagulls running on the spot, then cocking their heads to listen for movement underground. They’re crafty, they paddle their feet up and down to simulate rainfall, hoping to trick any nearby worms into popping their heads up out of the earth, as they do when it rains, so that they aren’t in danger of drowning. It looks comical.

We had a walk around the housing estate which you can just see in the background, just wondering if it would be a good place to move to as there weren’t many houses coming up for sale, but we decided that we definitely don’t want to live so close to the sea, especially as it was roaring in just yards away from the houses. That and the fact that not long ago Seafield was a coal-mine, until Thatcher closed it down in the 1980s. There are some lovely houses there but it’s not my idea of a safe place to live. Especially having seen all those enormous holes opening up in various towns and also houses tumbling into the sea. What with all that and having to think about the risk of flooding in lots of places, house-hunting isn’t as easy as you would think.

10 thoughts on “Seafield, Kirkcaldy, Fife.

  1. Lovely photos, Katrina.

    House hunting is indeed difficult. I always used to think I’d love to live by the sea, but I agree that it’s not such a good idea. We live inland within easy driving distance of the coast, which suits me fine. I was a bit bothered about living near a river when we were house hunting and that’s definitely a no-no now. We’re not very far from the Tweed but we’re well above it – so no problem.

    My daughter-in-law was concerned during our last move that we should live on a bus route (thinking of the time when we won’t be able to drive!)and not too isolated, so that if anything happened we’d have neighbours – there were other things too – she tends to catastrophise!

    Good luck with the house hunting – I thought you were hankering after moving further west?

    • Margaret,
      I was hoping to go at least to Central Scotland but it looks like I’ll be ‘still pining’ when we move. We’ve looked from Pitlochry to the Borders but there are very few suitable houses even on the market, people just aren’t moving unless they have to at the moment. I’m afraid I’m like your daughter-in-law, but I don’t drive so I don’t want to be too rural in case of emergencies. We’re avoiding being too close to the sea, rivers, mines, busy roads, flood plains. It doesn’t leave much! Maybe I’m just fussy.

      • That’s a shame, still you’d have to change your blog name if you moved west!

        I don’t think you’re fussy – moving house is so very difficult, so you’re right to avoid the obvious problems. We opted for the house most suited to us at the time, but now I think the garden is too big for us to manage properly, we should have thought more about that.

        • Margaret,
          The difficulty has been getting a garden which is a bit bigger than pocket handkerchief size which seem to be all that you get with most modern houses. My dream was always to have a huge garden but I now realise that that would be more than I could deal with now. Trees and shrubs get stronger as we get weaker!

  2. It was quarter past 6 tonight when I was driving down Tweeddale, still light – just! The days are drawing out now indeed! Wish it wasn’t quite as cold though!
    Lovely coastal photos Katrina. Like you I think wind turbines are elegant and rather beautiful!
    Must write you an email soon!

    • Evee,
      The nights seem to have got really bright all of a sudden this year. I think it’s going to warm up soon but I’m worried about the lack of snow this year and hoping it doesn’t mean we’ll get it at Easter as often happens! Looking forward to hearing from you.

    • Pearl,
      It’s so expensive to move nowadays that it’s important not to make a mistake. I couldn’t face going through it all again too.

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