Saturday, 25 August 2012

West Kilbride and Seamill :: 25 August 2012

Well it is good to get out again.  It has been months since we had a chance to have a walk together.  Coming up to Scotland for a weeks break is just the ticket, even if it was an 0500 alarm call.  The forecast for the week doesn't look good so we thought we would take the opportunity to pop down to the beach for a walk.

No rain, so straight away better than the forecast.  That is one of the great things about this coastline, the weather forecasts are almost useless as the weather can be just the opposite.

Tried out my new 10x42mm "spare" binoculars - absolutely amazing for the money!  Black rubberised body for extra durability and non-slip grip. Compact BK-7 roof prism design and powerful 10 times magnification is ideal (glass multi-coated) and provides incredibly bright and super-clear viewing for just £29.99; got hem here.

Straight away we spotted the seals bobbing out near the rocks.  Always a joy.  A few birds spotted too: pied wagtails, swallow, housemartin, lesser black backed gull, herring gull, yellow legged gull, black headed gull, oystercatcher, redshank, wigeon, starling, gannet, greenfinch, meadow pipit, cormorant, curlew, jackdaw, carrion crow, linnet and mute swan.

For the first time in a while we also saw a submarine, part submersed, cruising over towards the Arran coastline.

Lets hope that tomorrow's weather is as predicted and we get a dry day before the rain storm forecast for Monday arrives.

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