The delights of the Firth of Forth

It was worth the drive - Edinburgh in the sunshine is just beautiful.

The Forth rail bridge

Three generations of my family

Mum and Dad on board enjoying the views

Stunning shadows

A seal cavorting

Possibly the same seal, at rest on a buoy

To celebrate my aunt's 80th birthday, several of her family and friends joined for lunch and three hours on a boat up and down the river Forth. The weather was perfect and the company couldn't have been better - unless some of the missing family had made it from around the world.

I'd recommend a boat trip from South Queensferry to anyone who has a spare afternoon in Edinburgh. Wrap up warm!