Monday, 31 July 2006

Thinking back

Good Evening, very late for me tonight but Stu has been making music for the car so this is the first chance today I have had. Had our usual trip to St  Andrews today but it was very very busy so we cut it short.  We took a run round the coast and ended up in Tayport. I don't know if you all know but I am a Dundonian born and raised in Dundee.  From Tayport you look straight across the River Tay which is the longest river in Britain to Broughty Ferry and Dundee. We sat for a long while and thought back to when we were young and lived over there.  I looked through Stuarts Binoculars (mine still being serviced) at Broughty Ferry Beach on this fine summer day the first Monday of the Dundee Fair fortnight and there were  THREE people on the beach.  When we were kids we used to take a bus from Dundee to Brought Ferry and spend the day there and it would be packed it was so disappointing to see so few people there today, times changed I suppose. Next to grab our attention was the erection of two wind turbines right in the middle of Broughty Ferry I think you will see them in the photos. What they have built them right in the middle of the town for I will never understand. Now back to my favourite mump toilets where we were parked today there  was a toilet block or there was one the last time we were there maybe about a year ago, but no longer they have knocked it down and put an information marker in it place. I think I will have to get a loo built in the boot (trunk) of the car. We did enjoy our afternoon despite all my mumping I think you will now know I am not very good with change especially when it is in my home town.  Tomorrow is the first of August, will be sorry to see July go as it has been a lovely month, everything in the garden has been doing so well it was nice to see the flowers not being battered down by days of rain so its goodbye July and welcome August.  Will say goodnight now and try to load up the photos I have taken of The Firth of Tay.   Take Care Love,

                                     




10 comments:

jlocorriere05 said...

Britains beaches are often empty now that people go abroad for summer. Laughed at the image I got of you squatting in the boot of your car! July has been a lovely month, lets hope August will be similar! Jeannette xx  

pookyluvsu said...

Great pics!  I wish the beaches here weren't crowded like they are. I would love to go to the beach and there just be a few people Lol. Have a great night

Hugs, Angela

jeanno43 said...

oops that should read "tow a loo"

jeanno43 said...

I do not like change either especially as it is usually for the worse. This area has changed so much since I came here, most of the countryside gone, most of our shops gone, unfriendly people moving in but I do have to say that our nearest beach is always packed.  I would love a beach as quiet as yours.  You will have to get a trailer and two a loo behind you lol.

catmayben said...

hi Joan,

Glad to see we werent the only ones with lousy weather today.
Love,   cathy.

jeadie05 said...

Great pictures ,love the idea of the deserted beach ,I see a toilet block near here hs been removed ,it costs to much to convert them to make them wheelchair friendly ,or something ,so close em up !!! crazy ,people still need the loo .......Jan xx

ally123130585918 said...

August has arrived Joan and it is steadily raining here ~ which is much needed ~ Loved your photographs such beautiful views ~ the beaches here get quite crowded but people seem to enjoy the town centres more these days ~ Could see those wind turbines wonder why they put them right in the middle of Broughty Ferry ~ Sorry they have pulled down the loo's must make it very difficult on a day out ~ I expect the information marker dosn't need any upkeep ~ July has been a lovely month let's hope August can follow suit ~ Ally

sdrogerson said...

Great entry.
You have my deepest sympathy at having the bad luck to have been born in Dundee :)))))))))))))))

adlessor said...

WOW, Deepest sympathy.   Have a lovely day.      Dawn

astra1547 said...

hi Joan...

great entry

Astra!