Răzvan Ilin

Full stack developer, casual traveler, amateur photographer

A trip to Cramond

Cramond is located in the North-Western part of Edinburgh on the North Sea’s shore.
I’ve been there several times, but only once I managed to see its beauty. Off-shore there is an interesting lonely island which is relatively close to the village.

When I was there for the first time I did no research at all about this place (shame on me!) and the first thing that crossed my mind when I saw the island was asking myself if it is accessible by foot. From the distance you could see something like a path leading from the shore to the island but as I got closer I realised that there are actually pylons connecting the lands. I mean, a good stuntman could try jumping from pylon to pylon to reach the island but I did not feel like one. Actually, to be honest, I think I pictured myself as one a bit. Don’t ask me what happened to the guy from my imagination.

After taking some pictures my eyes laid on a noticeboard. So it WAS possible to cross to the island on foot after all! The only problem was that I had to wait for the low-tide which was like 4-5 hours later. So I decided that I should come back another day to cross.