Tuesday, 13 November 2018


12th November 2018, Dunstanburgh Castle, 7:30am

A flight of swans approached from over the sea. I was quick enough with my camera but they were so low that they dropped in front of the headland robbing me of the silhouette I wanted. I got a shot as they flew away past the rock but not as good a photo as I would have wanted.

The experience of seeing and hearing these noble birds fly right past me was the most important thing though.

Moral: Don't live your life through a lens.

I took this shot as a reference image as it clearly shows the boundary between the limestone and the overlying vertical columns of the whin sill (basalt) that pushed its way into the carboniferous limestone some 300 million years ago.

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