The four island foghorns were once powered by compressed air that was fed through cast iron pipelines running 2.5KM around the island. They were so loud (130 decibels) that it hurt badly to stand near them. So you didn't. Ever.
Up to Fife July 13th 2012 Started off with another dry (what?! can this be?) run and then headed across the Forth Bridge to The Kingdom of Fife. Another lovely day although not the sunshine we had yesterday. Oh well, no rain so we won't complain. First stop today was Dunfermline Abbey and Palace. This is actually where Robert the Bruce was buried (except for his heart which is buried at Melrose Abbey). He spent a great ... read more
Europe » United Kingdom » Scotland » Fife Great Britain, the dominant industrial and maritime power of the 19th century, played a leading role in developing parliamentary democracy and in advancing literature and science. At its zenith, the British Empire stretched over one-fourth of the ear... ... read more