Bass Rock


Bass Rock, off the coast near North Berwick in Scotland.  From my research, I learn that it may provide nesting sites for somewhere in the region of 10% of the world’s Northern Gannets.  I felt the colour of the little flag of the pole marking the golf hole helped link both halves of the composition.


12 thoughts on “Bass Rock

  1. It is possible to visit the rock by boat from North Berwick. We did it a few years back. You cant land on the rock but the boat takes you close in. It is an amazing experience with Gannets all around on the water and in the air.

    • 🙂 – unfortunately, my ‘system’ has a pretty poor tolerance for rocking boats, so I’ll let that pleasure remain the good fortune of others.

      My nearest piece of coastline has Bempton Cliffs as a feature – in the breeding season, the cliffs are adorned with the bodies of birds such as Gannets, Puffins, Guillemots, Razorbills, Fulmars and various Gull species. Mind you, you need a pretty strong stomach for the smell if the wind is blowing in the wrong direction!

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