21st June 2021

How did we get to the summer solstice already? It’s a bittersweet date: the start of summer and the longest day of the year, but I can never shake the awareness that the days will creep shorter from now on. I know, that’s a bit of a ‘glass half empty’ mentality, right? Which isn’t me! But that’s just the reality of the solstice, although thankfully it’ll be weeks before we can really feel the days shift. So we make the most of these evenings and don’t ever take them for granted, knowing that these long, long days are always too brief.

These photos are from a walk on Friday night, when we headed to Yellowcraig, hoping to catch the sunset. The light was glowing as the tide swept into shore, and it was so quiet – unexpectedly quiet given how beautiful the evening was. We walked along the shore, watching the light change over the water, the lads running and sniffing and running. The last photo in this set was taken towards the end of our walk, when we headed up through the dunes, avoiding the throngs of sand flies that had emerged along the shoreline, and I paused to capture this moment, looking towards Fidra in the last of the light.

Yellowcraig, East Lothian.