Grobust is one of my favourite beaches on Westray. At one end are rocks which act as a roosting place for gulls and the occasional wader. The rocks interfere with the breaking of waves on the beach and at a specific point in the tide the breaking waves splash onto the beautiful sand. They leave beautiful natural patterns of dampness as the water drains through the sand grains:
The patterns fascinate me.
It’s hard to concentrate on composition when there’s the possibility of getting a soaking when your attention is elsewhere.
The shapes are like fossilised foam.
I could stay here studying the patterns forever, but the moment is soon over and the tide moves on and the marks fade.
Soon, it is as if they were never there.