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Work days building ‘Woodland Rise’ path, but it is not all hard work; the seal pup count on Inchkeith.
The annual ‘Come & Try’ Day held in May and open to all.
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A walk up Rodanbraes
Walking up Rodanbraes
On a snowy winters day
A dedicated jogger
Slipping along his way
Two ladies amble by
Sipping their hot coffee
Wrapped against the bitter cold
Enjoying what they see
Three boys swinging
On a rope from a tree
Noisy and immune to cold
Swinging high and free
Four mountain bikers
Fly down Woodland Rise
Easily gripping the frozen ground
Beneath the snow-
Five racing bikers
Swiftly leave the ridge
The friendly troll, smoking his pipe
Beneath his homely bridge
Six couples with their dogs
Chatting as they go
They do this walk often
But not in freezing snow
See seven goldfinches
Munching at the seed
Hear soaring buzzards, mewing,
Keeping warm is their need
Eight dogs sniffing in the snow
Their noses find snowdrops
Silly gorse with yellow flowers,
Icy crystals on their tops
Nine birders in the hide
Big lenses set to go
Snapping the kingfisher’s every move
On twigs coated in snow
Ten times two out in skiffs
Brave the freezing loch
Breaking through the creaking ice
The bow takes the shock
Not a breath of wind
And a café on the way
A treat for all at Craigencalt
On a snowy winters day
By Sian Edwards
The ‘Friends of CRCT’ are vital to the welbeing of the Trust. Not only do the Friends contribute £5 or more each to help with the administration (which just for insurance exceeds £560 a year) but willingly volunteer to be out on a cold, wet February day to put out the barley straw on the rafts to keep the water quality in excellent condition and maintain this special environment. There is no doubt that Friends and visitors alike consider Craigencalt and Kinghorn Loch to be a very special place, giving a wide variety of walks, hummocky hillsides, water and the massive array of wild flowers and birds. It was not surprising that on a ‘Bumble Bee’ walkabout, we found all the eight common bumble bees just in the garden of Craigencalt Farm, together with a ‘Cuckoo’ bee and a lot of flies pretending to be bees. The history of Craigencalt, with one mill going back at least to the sixteenth century and the ‘new’ mill (from 1790) intrinsically linked with the development of whisky in Scotland -
By Ron Edwards, Company Secretary.
Take a look at Sian’s first novel, published in March. It is a tale of friendship and bravery intended for anyone from young teenager to adult. The scene is set at Craigencalt with the diary of a young lady embroiled in the times of Covenanters and Civil War Britain, but moves to other worlds in a science fiction fantasy adventure. Read the first chapter. ‘Crossed Stars in Varren’ is available from Lulu Books and Amazon or as a Kindle eBook. It’s book 1 of a trilogy so start collecting!
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The Annual Meeting this May was in the Kinghorn Community Centre and proved to be a good success and enjoyed by all. The business format was changed to give more time for more enjoyable activities.
There were three quizzes, one being identifying places around the area which needed a few clues! The food was good and everyone could relax.
The annual photo competition this year was conducted over the web and by email wherever possible and this led to a big increase in entries and a very high standard. The thought was that people should provide extra information about their photographs and make it more interesting. It certainly worked. After two rounds a winner was chosen, which was a photograph of Inchkeith over North Overgate by Mike Gilbert.
Mike Gilbert’s winning photograph of Inchkeith over North Overgate. Mike being presented with the cup by Alasdair McIver, then Company Secretary.