Posted by: christinelaennec | November 6, 2012

Sunset in Stonehaven

Yesterday I had a wee escape to Stonehaven in the afternoon.  I drove south towards an amazing sunset:

Sunset sky over Stonehaven. 5 November 2012, 4:10 pm.

The colour of the North Sea was such an intense blue at the horizon.  I liked how the pink clouds complemented the sea.  They were stacked up along the Eastern horizon, but I couldn’t get a very good photo to show you.  I like that at this time of year, I get to enjoy both sunrises and sunsets.

If you know where to look, you can see the silhouette of Dunottar Castle on the coast south of Stonehaven:

Dunottar Castle on the horizon, and the North Sea. Stonehaven, November 2012.

Today everyone has been watching the coverage of the American election.  I can’t decide whether these Stonehaven scenes remind me that everything changes, or that some things stay the same!  Maybe both.

I hope you all are having a good week.



  1. A good value sunset! We were down that road the day before, but it was almost dark by that time. Glad you had a breath of air and some different horizons.

  2. Himself and I have visited Dunottar Castle. What a wonderful situation, looking out over the North Sea. Lovely photos as ever!

  3. I love how the calm sea complements the calm sky in your photos and hope that there is some calm in your life too. Tomorrow sees the launch of my first little book and I am not so calm right now.
    Sending big hugs x

  4. absolutely gorgeous! the coast near the castle is so rugged and dramatic. i love a good sunset and your pictures are lovely.

  5. The colors are so lovely in this beautiful place. So glad that you were able to get a little break and this special sunset to lift your spirits. I can’t imagine nonchalantly pointing out a castle on the coastline, but that is magical Scotland, isn’t it? xx

  6. Lovely, Christine! The north sea in this sort of lighting makes my heart leap, it’s just glorious.

  7. Ah, so nice to come in and see these calming and soothing landscape images, after a night of four hour sleep (that’s how it’s like with a one year old…) and a day at the office where nothing sensible has been done as a result of before mentioned.

  8. Amazing sunset photos, Christine! You should frame them!

  9. Thanks to everyone for your lovely comments. I’m glad you could enjoy that sunset with me. I really enjoyed my little jaunt and it did me good.

    Heike, congratulations on your little book of winter knits!

    Karen, it is amazing to think that we become so nonchalant about the history on our doorstep. But then again, look at your amazing mountain!

    Mali, my sympathies. The Dafter didn’t sleep through the night until she was 4. I remember walking behind someone on Union Street who was complaining to his pal that he hadn’t had a good night’s sleep since Sunday. I wanted to scream, “I haven’t had a good night’s sleep since December 1997!!!!!” But somehow you get through it.

  10. I always seem to be commenting after you’ve done your feedback. I just wanted to say that Dunottar has to be one of the most impressive castles in terms of location in the UK. We used to love visiting there. Going down on the beach really made you feel as if you had stepped back in time. Thanks for the photos and the memories, Judy.



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