Looking At Edinburgh

4 September 2008

Coastal Edinburgh: Portobello beach

Filed under: photos, seaside — Tags: , , , , — EdinburghEye @ 8:00 am

The beach at Portobello is brownish, gritty sand – comfortable enough to lie out on in the sun, and excellent for building sandcastles. It is so frequently trodden – city beach – that above the high tide mark, I don’t recall ever seeing it smooth.

The sea wall is high above the beach, and there are cobbled ramps down to the sand.

something

This photo is available on Redbubble: Ramp down to the beach.

Well, right enough: in places along the Promenade the seawall isn’t very high above the beach. Here by Fun Park it’s low enough to be scrambled over:
something

though in other places, it’s high enough that the ramps are essential:
something

and in yet others, it’s just in between:
something

One thing I always remember: I used to look at photos of beaches above the high tide mark, photos of what you could easily see was loose dry sand, but it was unmarked and smooth. And I’d wonder whether those beaches could really be real, because my own internal picture of “beach” was firmly set to sand like this:
something

About these ads

Leave a Comment »

No comments yet.

RSS feed for comments on this post. TrackBack URI

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

The Silver is the New Black Theme Blog at WordPress.com.

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

%d bloggers like this: