Monday, 17 November 2014

Little Surprises

How things in life can surprise you...  We recently did a great bike ride on some of Edinburgh's disused railways and through Barnton and then Dalmeny Estate to the Forth Bridges.  Near the Dalmeny House we had a brilliant view of Inchmickery Island.

During WW2 some of the islands in the Forth Estuary were disguised as battleships.  They had large gun emplacements on them and the idea was that they worked as decoys, so the bombers would head for them rather than the submarines which were travelling along the Estuary.

I think this shot is incredible and shows exactly how the plot worked.  Surprising and very clever.