January CMMC Colour white

Cee Neuner’s Midweek Madness Challenge (CMMC) this week is for the colour white.
On Saturday afternoon the wind was whipping up the waves into a meringue-coloured mass. I took a series of photos, but have chosen just one to illustrate how white the sea can be on a sunny, windy day.

Blu sky with white clods and a tinge of orange towards the sun (not pictured). Most of the sea is white, but greyish-blue towards the horizon. White waves are breaking in a line towards a ramp and groynes. There are cliffs in the distance and the outline of Black Combe is just visible.
The in-coming tide aided by wind
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Changing tides

The photo challenge from the Daily Post is Delta.

The nearest beach to my home is not exactly a delta, although two streams (becks) flow into it. I have collected together four photos from the last six months or so, which were all taken looking towards the south. They are all from dull days. Perhaps this is because I am trying to show a distant hill in the photos. Sunny days are often hazy and the hill would not be clear.

The weather here towards the end of June is not typical British summer weather and is a contrast to the heat wave we enjoyed earlier in the month. Northerly winds, grey clouds, rain…

Another aspect of the photo challenge was changeability, as demonstrated by the rising tide in a delta. I hope these photos demonstrate that.

 

Travelling in Scotland

Some photos from a recent short break in Scotland have already appeared on this blog (and again) and on Sue’s Trifles.  The weather was changeable for most of the time.  On the drive we did not see a great deal of sunshine.  We stopped at Annandale services, where there was a flock of geese on the far shore and at Loch Lomond.

Annandale services
Annandale services

A view of Loch Lomond
A view of Loch Lomond

The weather brightened up for an evening walk around Oban.  The Isle of Mull was visible beyond the Isle of Kerrera.

Across Oban Bay
Across Oban Bay

A view of Oban with the cathedral
A view of Oban with the cathedral (not the white building)

Looking the other way
Looking the other way

Oban Bay in the evening light
Oban Bay in the evening light

As this is a post about travelling, I shall mention that the weather on the way home was atrocious.  The strong jet stream was bringing high winds and torrential rain to the west of Scotland and to Cumbria.

As all these photos include water I am linking to the Daily Post’s photo challenge, Water.