Firstly… apologies for the lack of posts on the blog this last week. The weather and dark nights have finally managed to dry up my supply of shots and hinder the procurement of any new ones too! Hopefully, I’ll get the blog back to full posting potential now the days are finally starting to slowly get longer again.
December has been a bad month for high winds this year, following hot on the heels of “Hurricane Bawbag” earlier in the month we’ve had lots of days of gale force winds in the central belt including Christmas Day and again today. So, with a Met office amber weather alert it was a good excuse to go and see how big the waves were at the Edinburgh coast.
First stop was South Queensferry, the Hawes Pier and seafront between the Bridges is always a good spot for waves. Pity high tide was still 2 hours away but the waves were impressive enough and even standing out on the pier was an experience likely to ruin your pants. Not recommended!
This was the windy side of the pier, it was near on impossible to keep the camera steady. I think at this point the winds were gusting at around 75mph.
This was the sheltered side…
The boat that’s always parked up here was really getting flung about, even better then was someone on it lying back with feet up!
I hung about here for a bit to see if anyone would get soaked by the waves coming over the top of the sea wall. More likely at high tide but it would be dark by then. Too cold to hang about long though, very exposed at this point.
After the cold drove me back to the car I headed down the coastline looking for scenes of epic waves and stopped at Newhaven just before it got dark. This is a bit of a bay and not overly exposed but there were still some impressive breakers.