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Kitesurfer between Silverknowes and Cramond -  July 2009

Kitesurfing between Cramond and Silverknowes - July 2009

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs  -   please contact                                          Photograph taken 11 July 2009


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    Kitesurfing between Cramond and Silverknowes - July 2009


Kitesurfing near Cramond


Kite surfing has recently become more popular around Fife and the Lothians.  Sites include St Andrews, Longniddry, and Gullane - and occasionally Cramond.

Sailing at Cramond is best with a NE wind, but the prevailing wind is SW.  When these photos were taken, there was a good steady strong wind from the NE.

The Photo

Here a kitesurfer takes to the air rather gracefully.

His kite is out of the picture.  In the background is the submarine defence boom that links Cramond and Cramond Island, about a mile offshore at high tide.  The island can be reached on foot by a causeway within about two hours either side of low tide.

In the background is Dalmeny Estate between Cramond and Queensferry.

Part of the Forth Rail Bridge, about five miles to the west, can be seen peeping above the trees of Dalmeny Estate.



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