|014 Rocks, Fife Ness, Crail.
A visit to Fife Ness to bag the Blue Stone also brought to light
this massive block of almost-white sandstone, nesting on the
shore near the coastguard station. At first glance it appears
nothing special, other than it sheer bulk. However, climbing on
to take some pictures revealed a large pocket had been carved
out of the rock on the northern side, at the junction between
the flat top and the side. What is purpose is, or was, is
unclear. A second, smaller outcrop can be seen to the north.
From the A917 road at Crail, take the sign-posted minor road
leading to Fife Ness. Continue on until the road ends at Balcomie
Golf Club. There, proceed on foot down to the shore and head north
west towards Crail. Consideration should be given for golfers on
the course. The outcrop can be seen beside the small cottage.
Car parking is available for a small charge at Balcomie Golf Club.
Again, while not named to my knowledge, this sandstone outcrop
arouses my suspicions. Did it have some meaning to ancient
peoples of the past? What is the pocket cut out on it upper
surface really for?