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Tay Rail Bridge, Dundee.

 

(Poem)

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nominated by: Gordon Jarvie

There is a sandbank near the north side of the Tay estuary, just west of the bridge.
The poem speaks for itself. The seals are best seen from the train when the tide is low and the sandbanks emerge from the river. They are more in evidence on the west side of the bridge.

Here is the poem:


The Seals of Tay

On a sunny day
if the tide's at bay
the Tay seals like to lie
lolling on My Lord's Sandbank
under a summer sky.

From my commuter train
rattling across the bridge
I picture them in sun or rain
wearing sunglasses,
waving to pasty-faced passengers.

They're sleek and nicely plump
with not a care in the world
and I have to ask myself
who's fooling who?
Are they laughing at us?

by Gordon Jarvie

Contact Information

address:
There is a sandbank near the north side of the Tay estuary, just west of the bridge. Looking from the shore, the address is Riverside Drive, Dundee. The grid reference for My Lord's Bank is Ordnance Survey sheet 59, at 385286.

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