View from the Top
Photos just really can't do justice to the dizzying heights of the brae edge. This first view is from the outcrop where the alleged remnants of Lamabourg castle are. Between foreground and midground of this photo is a canyon --maybe 300 feet to the sea below. I did not care to get close enough for an accurate measure.
The sea birds are beginning to snuggle down to making eggs though some are still looking for sites or partners, so the air was full of their swooping and diving and calling.
We had to abandon the car some ways back along a bedraggled farm-field road. We walked along with the companionship of some youngish cattle with kindly faces, including a couple young calves, a sure and certain sign of the beginning of the benign season.
The sun was wonderfully warm and the breeze was calm enough that Morris and I could walk nearer to the edge than one would on a blowy day, but having been raised on the prairies, I remain much more committed to terra firma even on a calm day.