On Saturday, the dogs and I walked along two sides of a huge field, which was playing host to some swans. Their number will swell over the coming weeks, and they will stay here, to overwinter well into next year. They were slightly flustered when we appeared on the edge of the field, a few stretching up and flexing their wings, just to show us whose field it was! We kept well clear, skirting around the edge, and enjoying the views across to the Lammermuirs in the south.
Does anyone remember the opening sequence to the children's programme Ballamory? Do you remember Archie's pink castle? Well, Fenton Tower, below, is Archie's castle, painted pink for the programme, but usually a soft yellow ochre. It looks rather more vivid here because of the golden light.
Today we walked along a short stretch of the estuary, where the River Tyne (nothing to do with Newcastle) comes out into the bay, just to the west of Dunbar. It's one of my favourite places to walk, and today we were in luck because there were a few curlew, pecking around in a field of winter wheat.