It was on a whim that I stuck my head into a castle cannon battery hole, and took a quick shot of one of my favorite places – Edinburgh’s Old Town. I didn’t realize until later how much there was to see.
From the Half Moon Battery in Edinburgh Castle, the nearby parade field at lett contains bleachers for the upcoming annual Military Tattoo. The road is the Royal Mile from the Castle east to the Palace at Holyrood, the official royal residence in Scotland. In the distance to the right is hilly Holyrood Park, with the Salisbury Crags, and Arthur’s Seat (the high point). Beyond Holyrood Park is the Firth of Forth, the bay leading to the North Sea – and to northern Europe beyond!
Closer to home, I took this one while paddling on the Delaware River last year with the annual Soujorn. The front of our rented tandem kayak and my grandson are in the foreground, some other sojourners paddling south into the wonderful curves of the river are visible out into the distance.
There’s always something more to see!
This post is in response to a Weekly Photo Challenge from the WordPress Daily Post. The challenge topic for this week is Near and Far. To learn more about the challenge, or to see other near-far entries, click here.