There were also lovely, butter-coloured primroses dotting the cliff face.
As we moved on it was exciting to see the three bridges across the Forth come ever closer. We stuck rigidly to the coastline here, crossing New Harbour and Donibristle Bay, round Hopeward Point and on to St David’s Harbour heading towards the disused Prestonhill Quarry. Here the Inner Bay prevents further progress and you need to leave the coast and go up and through Inverkeithing to make further progress. To be honest, it is a bit of a soul-sucking detour as you wend your way through urban sprawl before coming to the edges of the active Cruicks Quarry (extracting whinstone). Rounding the West Ness we are back on the coast where we like to be, beside the sea. Through a short stretch of woodland and we are into Carlingnose Point Nature Reserve, just outside North Queensferry, with journey’s end in sight. After a brief pause at the gun emplacements and a look back to the distant beauty of Dalgety Bay, we took a slightly longer route back to the train station to make it easier for ourselves at the start of the next walk.