View of Bass Rock which lies in the Firth of Forth off of the coast of Scotland
Photo taken during a drive through the Scottish Borders.
Hello, my friends. How are you guys today? I’ve missed you. I have been away on holiday with Mr. C and his parents, off the grid and making memories. But I’m back now, ready to catch up on all the things you’ve been up to and eager to share some of the best moments from our trip. For today, though, I’d like to show you a tiny island located in the outer part of Scotland’s Firth of Forth, where the river meets the North Sea. This island is called Bass Rock and it is a beast of a thing!
Rising to a height of more than 300 feet, the rocky island is a steep-sided volcanic plug that dates to the Carboniferous Age – arising a whopping 300+ million years ago. At a distance, the surface of the rock can appear white, almost as if covered in a dusting of snow. This is because of the presence of the world’s largest colony of Northern gannets. In fact, in the peak of their nesting season, it is estimated that more than 150,000 of these sea birds call Bass Rock home!
St. Abbs, a small fishing village southeast Scotland
Along the North Sea in Southeast Scotland
Welcome back to all!
My fellow American friends, I hope this long Memorial Day weekend and unofficial start to summer finds you among family and friends, barbecues, and a cold one or two. In our fun, though, may we not forget the reason we celebrate this important holiday – maintaining gratitude in our hearts for the sacrifice of our soldiers and remembering always that we are only a land of the free because of the brave.
To those who gave all…
So today we are going to head down to the county of Berwickshire, along the southeastern coast of Scotland to the pretty little fishing village of St. Abbs.
St Abbs, Scotland
Photo taken in St. Abbs, a small fishing village on the southeastern coast of Scotland.
Taken in St. Abbs, a small fishing village on the southeastern coast of Scotland.