NT1977 : Sandbank disappearing

taken 5 years ago, near to Cramond, Edinburgh, Great Britain

Sandbank disappearing
Sandbank disappearing
The tide comes in quite quickly over a wide stretch of sand at Cramond. The causeway, alongside the Dragon's Teeth, allows access to Cramond Island for about 4 hours at low tide. Across the Firth of Forth is Dalgety Bay and Fife.
Cramond Causeway defences

The line of pyramidal pylons linking Cramond Island with the shore were built during the Second World War as part of the defences of the Firth of Forth with its vital naval dockyard at Rosyth. Often referred to as anti-submarine defences, there would in fact never have been sufficient water for submarine operations and the main concern would be to prevent surface operations by inshore craft such as E-boats. The top line of defence, passing through the holes, consisted of a steel hawser, but remarkably this was not added until 1946. The additional concrete on the top of the pylons is clearly visible. There are a couple of intermediate anchor points where attachment points can be seen.
There is a fine image of the barrier under construction at the RCAHMS Canmore site LinkExternal link

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Date Taken
Sunday, 19 March, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 20 March, 2017
Geographical Context
Coastal  Boundary, Barrier  Estuary, Marine 
Place (from Tags)
Edinburgh  Cramond  Firth of Forth 
Primary Subject of Photo
Coast 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 1930 7773 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:59.1438N 3:17.7025W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 1994 7705
View Direction
Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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Firth of Forth  Sand Bar 

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