Thorntonloch beach and stones

No blog last week as we were en vacances to the south of France, staying the city of Marseilles and this will be the topic of a 2nd blog this week. Before I went on holiday, I went out to Thorntonloch Beach to take a couple of photographs to go with my research on the whales beached there in 1950. I was particularly interested to see if the view had changed much since 1950. When you are looking south along the beach, the view is unchanged.

Thorntonloch Beach looking south

Thorntonloch Beach looking south

When you turn around and look north, however, the view has changed dramatically. Instead of a number of old stone buildings along the coast, Torness Nuclear Power Station now dominates the skyline.

Thorntonloch Beach looking north

Thorntonloch Beach looking north

As ever, you go with your camera for particular shots and then find others. Rocks feature on this blog at regular intervals and the ones at Thorntonloch Beach, with their intriguing abstract qualities, were no exception. The first photo could be done by an abstract artist or it might be the view of a planet, with its fault lines and craters, viewed from earth. The second photo looks like the rock has been riddled with bullet holes and the third photo could be a collection of sweets. What do you see in the photos?

Stone on Thorntonloch Beach

Stone on Thorntonloch Beach

Stone on Thorntonloch Beach

Stone on Thorntonloch Beach

Stones on Thorntonloch Beach

Stones on Thorntonloch Beach

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