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Randolph's Leap

I spent today at a local 'beaty spot' known as Randolph's Leap. Legend has it that during the 14th century during an inter-clan spat that Randolph, who was Earl of Moray at the time, was forced to flee across the River Findhorn (see image 1) to escape his pursuers. Exactly why it is called Randolph's Leap though is unclear as it is widely believed that it was in fact his brother and 2 others who actually made what is quite a prodigious jump.











This floodstone stands at the confluence of the Rivers Findhorn and Divie and marks the height of the water during the floods of 1829. The Divie can just be seen through the trees slightly right of centre some 50 feet below the stone!



I wasn't the only one enjoying the river today. A group of Kayakers passed and asked if I was a Kayak spotter or birder. I told them that I was there for the landscapes and that they were spoiling the view!

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Re: Randolph's Leap

Superb images every one. You are very lucky to have this sort of landscape close at hand, I can only visit Strathdon once a year.

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Re: Randolph's Leap

Lovely shots Steve. My brother lives in Forres and I visit Randolph's Leap every time I am up there; with camera, naturally.

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Stunningly beautiful shots, one and all ! thanks for sharing these !

I am guessing Scotland ???
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Re: Randolph's Leap

Thanks to all for the kind comments - much appreciated.

Steve, your brother here because of the RAF by any chance? That's what brought me here in '79. I don't often take my camera to Randolph's Leap. I guess that's often the way when it's on your doorstep.

Chevvyf1, you guess correct. If you want to find it on a map, find Forres on the Moray coast and Randolph's Leap is 7 or so miles directly south.
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Thanks to all for the kind comments - much appreciated.

Steve, your brother here because of the RAF by any chance? That's what brought me here in '79. I don't often take my camera to Randolph's Leap. I guess that's often the way when it's on your doorstep.

Chevvyf1, you guess correct. If you want to find it on a map, find Forres on the Moray coast and Randolph's Leap is 7 or so miles directly south.
Yes, my Brother (Rob) was in the RAF working on the Nimrods. He left the services and then was re-employed as a civilian back on the Nimrods. He now runs his own craft and picture framing business in Forres. I always have my camera with me when I am up there, I make the most of the beautiful scenery.

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Re: Randolph's Leap

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I too am a Nimrod man, having flown on them since I arrived at Kinloss in '79. Unfortunately October's SDSR decisions have put paid to all that! I actually stopped in Forres on my way back today to photograph the memorial recently erected to 120 Crew 3 tragically lost in their Nimrod over Afghanistan. This may even be directly opposite your brother's frame shop?



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Nice photo Steve, must pay a visit to that memorial. Rob works from home, he doesn't have a shop.

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