Seal Beach

Lately I have found myself busier at work, which has resulted in spending less time behind the camera and writing blog updates. When I have been able to spend behind the camera, I’ve not quite managed to find the time to sort out any photos that I have taken.

Last month we finally managed to travel North of the border to Scotland to visit family and friends for the first time since the COVID pandemic. As well as catching up with family and friends we always try to go out and explore some of the natural beauty of the North-East of Scotland and this time was no exception.

One of our favourite places in Aberdeenshire to visit has always been Newburgh Beach (aka Seals Beach). We usually stroll along the beach and watch on the seals on the other side of the bay and in the sea. But on this particular occasion we were lucky enough to have a seal venture onto the same side of the beach as us, only feet away from where we were walking, and happily posed for us as we snapped away. It was one of those situations where you wanted to get closer, but also wanted to keep your distance as to not spook the seal. Although I don’t think he would have cared much even if we had we sat right next to him. He seemed quite relaxed just lazing on the sand almost oblivious to people strolling along the beach. I’m pretty sure we were all more interested in him than he was in us.

Beach Huts

The last instalment from our seaside adventure 3 weeks ago, which seems like a lifetime ago, especially now as we look like we’re about to go into another national lockdown.

Beach huts, is this just an English seaside thing? As I’ve never known of these in Scotland, least not on the east coast.

Even on a dull wet day the brightly painted huts added a cheerful splash of colour. I’m sure photos of brightly painted beach huts such as these have been photographed time & time again (and much better shots than the few that I have captured). Had the weather been better I may have stuck around longer to take some more artistic shots. I have since seen an amazing black & white shot of some beach huts similar to these by photographer Sean Mills which has inspired me for the next time I have the opportunity to photograph seaside beach huts.

Newburgh

Cameo Island

During our recent holiday to Zakynthos we took a trip to Agios Sostis a small village located between Laganas & Keri. Where we spent some time taking in the views from Cameo Island. A small private island situated just off the bay of Agios Sostis.

For a small fee you can visit the private island, which hosts a couple of bars that offers refreshments for guests to enjoy as they relax on this little spot of paradise. One of the things that impressed us from our visit to Zakynthos was the crystal clear waters that surround most of the island. One side of the island overlooks Laganas Bay & Agios Sostis, where the other side of the Island looks out towards the island of Marathonsis, which is affectionately known by locals as “Turtle Island” due to it being the nesting home of loggerhead turtles.

I would definitely recommend anyone holidaying to Zakynthos taking some time to visit Cameo Island, we spent a few hours relaxing on the island enjoying the Greek sunshine and capturing some photos of this little spot of paradise.

Banff Coastline

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