The Beauty of Our Evolutionary Home: A Celebration of the Sea
Growing up, the sea held a special place in my heart thanks to my mother’s love for it. Last Spring, I explored the North Atlantic Ocean between Iceland and Denmark and stopped over at the Faroe Islands. Before that, in December 2021, I drove around the North Coast 500 in my native Scotland. Whenever I stand at a shore, I’m transported away from the stress of modern life.
These pictures are a celebration of the raw, stunning beauty of the ocean and its surroundings. They were taken during my travels, and I’m excited to share them with you. My hope is that they inspire you to take a break from your daily routine and embrace the adventure and joy of exploration.
Exploring Denmark’s Hirtshals Port Town and Nordsoen Oceanarium
Before heading south to Germany, I spent a night in the picturesque port town of Hirtshals, Denmark. During my stay, I visited the Nordsoen Oceanarium, a fascinating attraction featuring a diverse array of ocean life, including sharks, rays, and seals. I was amazed at how up close and personal I could get with these magnificent creatures. Here are some of the best shots I captured during my visit.
Childhood And The Sea:
A Poem of Love and Longing for the Mysterious and Deep Beauty of the Ocean
I've known her since my childhood, the girl upon the shore with her moods to ever changing, her whom I grew to adore. She was with me through the playtimes of a dozen childhood years but, in time, I had to leave her, and I couldn't hide my tears. There were times I saw her angry, full of passion, free and wild, never caring what was thought of her. Showing emotion like a child. Down the beach I'd run towards her, she'd retreat and make me chase and then turn and grab my body in a powerful embrace. I would watch her in the evening when the sun hung red and low and a blush which came from heaven on her skin would rise and glow. She would lie there, oh so peaceful underneath the setting sun. Softly breathing, lightly sleeping, gentle beauty matched by none. She is loved the world over but she's nobody's to keep. She's the talk of generations, so mysterious and deep. There are none who are her master though so many try to be. She's the mistress of my memories of childhood and the sea.