I’m sitting on a large barnacled rock, beside the calmest sea I have seen in a very long time.
The 1st March 2022 has been a beautiful day. Almost warm. The first very welcome sign of spring for sure.
I’m sitting right here. The hustle and bustle of the day far behind me. All I can hear are birds twittering, the sea gently lapping on the rocks, the odd seagull and the low hum of a fishing boat sailing up between Portencross and the Isle of Arran.
The tide is very low. I can’t get down to it as the rocks are so rugged. I have to perch as close as I can and zoom in!
Not. A. Breath.
It’s not often I do this. These photos are all real time and I’m taking them as I go.
I needed this today. I’m ok but I’ve been on the go all day. I’ve had lots of customers in and my chat has all gone. I realise the irony sitting writing all this but it’s so calming and peaceful. Just me, the sea and my thoughts.
That’s the fishing boat. 🎣 🛥
I breathe in deeply and all I can smell is the sea. This is what life is all about. Living in the moment and appreciating it for what it is.
That’s Ailsa Craig in the distance. It’s really clear today. It’s cool but I have my trusty crochet blanket from the van in case it gets too cold.
Craig called the minute I tried to line up this shot… the fishing boat in the sun shimmer… multitasking!
I go for a little wander and manage to get closer to the sea… I may never find my way back up over the rocks…. 🤣🤣
I’m now sitting here!
The seaweed is huge down here. This is so often under water that it’s fascinating to see how different the rocks are from down here. This was all under cover the last day I was here and it was so stormy.
The saying is that if March comes in like a lion, it will go out like a lamb. February was a lion the whole way through. More winds and gales than we’ve seen in a long time. It’s not only the sun but the calm that’s so welcome.
Here’s hoping that March continues just like this.
Sadly from this point on, a giggling couple come out onto the rocks and swear and laugh all the way through sunset. They didn’t even stop to look at it.
A plane takes off from Prestwick right out over the sea.
The giggles have gone now thankfully and it’s back to the peace I had at the start.
My hands are freezing but I don’t want to move from here.
These geese or swans made a right racket!
What an unusual rock! I’m managing to find my way out and still take photos!
Portencross Castle 🏰
Might have been warmer if I just sat in the van. I’m freezing now but it was so worth it.
I’ve had the most lovely time. So very good for the soul.
This is the view from the van!
Have to leave now before I starve!
Stay safe everyone ☀️☀️☀️