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The Road to the Harbour by Christine Smith

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FEATURED in A Place To Call Home 14-01-2013

Camera: Canon EOS 400D, Lens: @ 41mm, ISO:200, Aperture: f6.3, Shutter:1/250

Taken in the early evening at Crail, a beautiful little fishing village on the east coast of Fife in Scotland. The town has an ancient history and was settled by the 1800s, becoming a thriving market town by the 1100s. Robert the Bruce made Crail a Royal Borough in 1310 and also gave it the right to hold markets on a Sunday. For many years after the Reformation of 1560, the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland tried without success to force a change of Crail’s market to a weekday. It’s beautiful little harbour lies to the south of High Street and is best reached on foot. It is one of the best small harbours in the area and is well know for the shellfish that is caught and sold here. Its curved breakwater dates back to 16th century, and was built to give the harbour protection against the Forth. Then in 1826, Robert Stevenson added the harbour’s straight west pier, which was built from rubble.

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crail, crail harbour, fife, scotland, harbours, towns, villages, fishing villages, roads, architecture

Photography been a longtime hobby that has now become an obsessive passion. I am fairly eclectic in my choice of subjects, and try to see beauty in most things. Thank you for dropping by my site and I welcome any feedback and tips.

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Comments

  • Robyn Carter
    Robyn Carterover 1 year ago

    I’ve just been to Crail Bay in New Zealand – wonder if it was settled by someone from Crail in Scotland?

  • Thanks Robyn. If Crail Bay is in the South Island there’s every chance it was settled by a Scot, as was much of the island.

    – Christine Smith

  • Robyn Carter
    Robyn Carterover 1 year ago

    Yes – it’s in the Kenepuru Sounds – had an old 100 yo woolshed on the sand on piles too – guess they just got the wool and loaded it on to the boat – it was really interesting.

  • Phil Thomson IPA
    Phil Thomson IPAover 1 year ago

    A wonderful image full of character, Christine !!! It remind’s me a bit of ‘Port Wenn’ in the Doc Martin series.

  • Thank you very much Phil. There are some great little villages along that coast.

    – Christine Smith

  • Audrey Clarke
    Audrey Clarkeover 1 year ago

  • Thank you Audrey

    – Christine Smith

  • Tom Gomez
    Tom Gomezover 1 year ago

    Lovely, it is a great little town …

  • Much appreciated Tom.

    – Christine Smith

  • Adri  Padmos
    Adri Padmosover 1 year ago

    Great capture, Christine; well done..!

  • Thank you very much Adri.

    – Christine Smith

  • Kate Adams
    Kate Adamsover 1 year ago

    Absolutely beautiful Christine, what a fantastic view!!…such an interesting history!…no matter where I venture in the world there always seems to be a Scott that has been there before me LOL!!

  • Thanks so much Kate for both your comment and fave and yes, I know what you mean, the Scots are an adventurous lot … LOL!

    – Christine Smith

  • Laddie Halupa
    Laddie Halupaover 1 year ago

  • Thank you so much for the feature in ‘A Place To Call Home’ Laddie. It is very much appreciated.

    – Christine Smith

  • walela
    walelaover 1 year ago

    Great shot and interesting history

  • Thank you so much for your kind words.

    – Christine Smith

  • Albert
    Albertover 1 year ago

    A great capture.

  • Thank you very much Albert for your comment and fave.

    – Christine Smith

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