Sunday, 16 November 2008

Whale Brae

This is 'Whale Brae', the final stretch of Newhaven Road where it descends steeply into Newhaven. Apparently it was so called "because some fool tried to drag a whale up it". Well - I can tell you from experience that even dragging a couple of bags of shopping up this hill is no mean feat. Never tried a whale though.


Kris said...

Oh I miss the heady days of dragging whales up the street. How they'd wail!

USelaine said...

LOL, Kris!

I read that all whales found beached (before hunting them developed) belonged to the king, and the meat was a treasured delicacy. I don't suppose dragging would improve it much.