The Catalan landscape has a similar look to typical Scottish rural landscapes. Catalonia has a different climate to most of Spain due to the Pyrenees. This has the effect of causing more rainfall, providing a greener landscape and colder winters than the rest of Spain. Scottish summers do not compare, but somehow the effects on the countryside draws similarities.
This beach is on Scotland’s north-west coastline and was the location for the wonderful movie Local Hero. On this visit the weather was dreich, as a gloomy low pressure system lingered all day. I love coastlines and can easily spend a whole day wandering along the beach and rocks because there is always something interesting to shoot. Texture, movement, colour and light. Long beaches can also aid dramatic compositions, unlike woodland.
I love any excuse to go ‘doon the water’, especially if it involves the last sea-going paddle steamer in the world. The Waverley is such a fantastic piece of Scottish heritage which still does day trips from the river Clyde in Glasgow to various destinations around the western isles. It also spends some time down south in early summer.
On this particular day we had a wee day out on Rothesay and had a blast.