It’s sometimes tough being a seal…
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The Seals (1) – Richard Broom Photography
It would appear I have two left feet!
Probably best not to know what flows down this pipe…
Join me in a cave close to the Libyan Sea in Crete. The cave was a natural echo chamber. Listen to the waves breaking and the echo as the sound of the waves bounced around inside the cave. You will also hear me tramping about in the cave. There was no sand but plenty of gravel underfoot.
Join me on the beach at Portsoy, Scotland where the stream that flows down from the hills crossed the beach and flows into the sea.
More images of Portsoy here.
It’s my hole and I’ll dig if I want to!
Probably the best time to visit the beach. When the tide is out, all is revealed!
Again, this seaweed probably has a proper name…but it looks like spinach to me!
It probably has a proper name but it looks like tagliatelle to me!
Colorful if you’re in the US! Rocks in the bottom of rock pools here in Banff, Scotland. Wonderful colours and plenty of sea snails hiding between the rocks.
It looks like the surface of the moon but I think (but don’t know) that these little critters who live on the rocks down on the beach are barnacles. Somebody will, I’m sure, correct me if I am wrong.
I have a 100mm lens that I hardly ever use but I took it for a spin on the beach today and took photographs in the rock pools when the tide was out. And so, get ready for the rock pool and dog series!
Here’s the little scoundrel, as ever, looking pleased with herself. No shame!
It was going to be a photograph of some interesting shells that were stuck to the rocks on the beach. Then Katy, our dog, stepped into shot. She is no appreciator of my artistic endeavours!
Straighten up and fly right!
You could go to an art gallery and pay a fortune of course but nature makes some interesting patterns – all for free, ever-changing and always wonderful.
Last post here.
The message somebody has written in the sand reads ‘Stay Safe + heart symbol.’
The sun rising over MacDuff early this morning
PS: Our dog has never caught a rabbit (and so she ain’t no friend of mine – ha ha ha!)
They really are like little wind-up toys!
Our dog, Katy ( fries stabij), searching for tennis balls lost by other people in amongst the rocks on Boyndie Beach, near to Banff, Scotland. Finding tennis balls has become something of an obsession for our dog.
The sea really is very big…
There were two of us out and about with our lenses rampant!
It occurred to me that this Scottish rock has been waiting patiently for, perhaps, millions of years for me to happen along with my camera. I can’t help wondering if anyone else has ever photographed this particular lump of broadly unspectacular but colourful rock. It is a bit of a geological jigsaw puzzle…
It takes more a little more than a King Canute type approach to hold back the tides and the sometime furious seas here in Banff, Scotland. Ironically, we have a number of politicians about us these days who think they have supernatural powers – but, it turns out, like Canute – they do not!! It is quiet clear (especially from the image below) that, thankfully, our coastal defences are more effective and in much better shape than the grubby crop of duplicitous politicians we have to put up with these days…
Serious coastal defences needed in Scotland where the wind surely blows…..
Katy needs four-paw-drive to get through some of the fast-flowing, mountain-fed, streams here in Scotland…
The chickens here in Scotland seem to be well-adapted to living in the shallows where they dig up worms and other tasty morsels. Some of the Scottish chickens even fly!
Katy enjoying her new home in Scotland. Long walks along the beach overlooking the Moray Firth…
Our new home, Banff, Aberdeenshire
Dawn breaking over Banff, Scotland. Moody sky this morning
Katy gets used to having a massive beach to run around on….
We have arrived at our new home in Banff, Scotland and I am back in business!!