Moody Monday….After the storms



Barns Ness Lighthouse, East Lothian, Scotland

After a weekend that started with a bleak outlook, had the occasional bright spell but otherwise stormy, Monday has arrived and no doubt with it a mixed week ahead.

Reminded me of an early Monday morning a few years ago on the East Coast of Scotland just south of Dunbar.  We had been hunkered down over a very wet and windy weekend, so waking early to low morning sunshine and a breathless wind I headed down to the shoreline below Barns Ness Lighthouse.  The clear blue sky above was only fringed by the receding storm clouds, the naturally red sandstone bathed even deeper red in the morning light.

The area is well worth a visit, Barns Ness is itself central to a Coastal Nature Reserve whilst nearby Dunbar (birthplace of John Muir, naturalist, explorer and writer) is a great Scottish Borders Fishing Village also worth exploring.

20th March

(C) David Oakes 2017


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