Cellardyke, Fife, Scotland

A couple of weeks ago some friends invited us to spend an afternoon along the coast at Cellardyke, their house is very handy for the beach, in fact it backs onto it, the tide was almost as high as it gets. I just took some photos of a small part of the beach, the North Sea looked lovely and clear, but I suspect that like most other stretches of sea nowadays – it’s full of teeny wee plastic particles.

Cellardyke, Fife, Scotland

Cellardyke

Cellardyke

Cellardyke

It looks like I must have taken this photograph from a boat but it’s just the angle that the beach takes. I’ve always wondered why the village was called Cellardyke and I’ve just discovered that it’s a corruption of Sil’erdykes as the harbour walls were covered with the drying fishing nets which were covered in silvery fish scales.

You can see more images of Cellardyke here.

We’ll be going back to that area soonish as we plan to take the boat over to the Isle of May (weather permitting) as we’ve never been there before and I dying to get some photos of puffins and whatever other seabirds might be around the place.

6 thoughts on “Cellardyke, Fife, Scotland

  1. Fascinating place – the rugged rocks, the solid-looking stone buildings; the island will be interesting too. I hope you have fair winds and calm seas for that voyage. No puffins here: such quaint looking little fellows! just as illustrated in Enid Blyton’s “Sea of Adventure”.

    • Valerie,
      It seems that the boat trips don’t start until May, just when we go away for a fortnight, so it’ll be a wee while before we get to the island. I’m looking forward to it though.

    • Stefanie,
      Those red ‘pan tiles’ are very traditional in parts of Scotland but they were brought over originally as ballast in ships from Holland.

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