Moored for the Evening at Crail Harbour by Christine Smith

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FEATURED in Preserving History 26-01-2013

Camera: Canon EOS 400D, Lens: @ 85mm, ISO:200, Aperture: f7, Shutter:1/250

Taken in the very early evening at Cail in Scotland, a beautiful little fishing village on the east coast of Fife. 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.


crail, crail harbour, fife, scotland, boats, harbours, fishing

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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  • Robyn Carter
    Robyn Carterover 1 year ago

    Lovely red fishing boats :)

  • Thank you Robyn.

    – Christine Smith

  • Tom Gomez
    Tom Gomezover 1 year ago

    Super harbour view …

  • Thanks Tom, much appreciated.

    – Christine Smith

  • Kate Adams
    Kate Adamsover 1 year ago

    Stunning image Christine!!….I have to say this but it reminds me so much of Nova Scotia, I wonder why LOL…..absolutely gorgeous!!

  • Thanks so much Kate. Hopefully I get to Nova Scotia one day to make the comparison. LOL. It’s another place on my bucket list.

    – Christine Smith

  • Hans Kawitzki
    Hans Kawitzkiover 1 year ago

    Fine image with stunning colours

  • Much appreciated Hans.

    – Christine Smith

  • Marie Sharp
    Marie Sharpover 1 year ago

  • Thank you so much for the feature in Preserving History Marie. I really appreciate it.

    – Christine Smith

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