This is the second of the five dispatches from Scotland and pretty depressing. I ended up on Oldshoremore beach at twilight on Monday 16th March with surfer Micah Lester. We had been surfing and looking at plastic along the standard stretch of coast around Thurso, more of that to come. But the swell had dropped and we went for a drive, I’d never been out this way before, and wanted to see the very north west corner of Scotland, and see what this remote outpost had in the way of plastic and marine litter. Here’s the last half hour of light in film and pictures.
I’d spent a week in pristine waves, not a drop of water out of place, not too much plastic on the shoreline either, and then you realise that there are these collecting points, little eddies in the coast, places where all our rubbish collects. In this case on one of the most beautiful beaches I have ever seen – if the sun was out here, it’s tropical blue and clear, and what looks like a super fun right-hander for a longboard. Check back tomorrow, for the full Scottish tale, some sick waves and a more detailed look into where all of the plastic along the whole coast has been coming from.
If you’ve backed the project, as always thank you this would not be possible without you and these shots are already showing up in national news as I type. You’ll be getting a choice of prints, a postcard and a digi postcard from both the last expedition to Iceland and this one to Scotland to kick everything off.
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