This high summer evening visit to Findhorn Bay coincided with a high tide and the end of a day’s yachting and sailing. A sand spit at the edge of the bay was still visible and the sky was a study in whites, blues and greys. The atmosphere was languid and a deep calm pervaded the waterside watchers at the end of their day by the sea. This is a special place, one that holds you and is genuinely relaxing.
A constant through time for Emma.
A late evening in summer at Findhorn Bay.
The beach at Findhorn Bay in Moray sits between the pine trees of Culbin Forest to the west and Burghead Bay to the east, where seals can be found by the shore. The area was once known as “Scotland’s Sahara”, before the forest was planted in the last century. The setting is outstanding, part of the Culbin Sands, Forest and Findhorn Bay Site of Special Scientific Interest. Nearby Findhorn has a thriving Arts scene and the Findhorn Bay Arts Festival takes place annually in September. The poems below were sent in by Emma Gibb. You can read more from her at her website.
The first of two poetic homages to Findhorn Bay.
Here’s a second poetic reflection on the beach at Findhorn Bay.