Drone video at Crail harbour
Today was a wet and windy September day at the East Neuk of Fife. In between rain squalls, I took my Phantom 4 drone for a flight around Crail harbour. This is a beautiful fishing village, famous for being picturesque and its position on the north bank of the river Forth. As a new drone photographer, I wanted to capture the essence of this fishing village so I launched the drone. It was about 50 feet in the air when I attracted an audience of holidaymakers. They were keen to understand what I was doing. They were not alone, a flock of seagulls arrived to see what was going on. The gulls were their usual inquisitive selves. They flew ever closer to the drone, repeatedly dive bombing it and threatening to knock it out of the sky and into the water. Thankfully this did not happen. I landed the craft safely and downloaded the video and photographs from the drone for my website.
“Crail is a historic fishing village in the pretty East Neuk of Fife. Charming cobbled streets tumble down to the miniature harbour, which is sheltered by cliffs and surrounded by historic fishing cottages. Crail is a historic fishing village on the East Neuk of Fife coast and is well worth a visit.
Only 90 minutes by car from Edinburgh and 10 miles south of St Andrews, the Home of Golf. Drive along the picturesque Fife Coastal Route, an 85-mile drive around the beautiful northeast coast of the Kingdom of Fife. Alternatively, explore by foot and take to The Fife Coastal Path which runs from the Forth Estuary in the south to the Tay Estuary in the north and stretches for 117 miles. This waymarked path can be explored in small sections and passes by Crail and other fishing villages including Elie and St Monans.
Visitors flock to the harbour front for an ice cream and a stroll to see the fishing boats or to simply explore the timeless wynds within the village. In the summer, the Crail Food Festival is a treat for the senses.
There is plenty to explore while you are here including a heritage centre, galleries, local shops as well as local eateries such as delightful tearooms. Local amenities such as a bank and convenience store are also available.”