Skywatch Friday - Scots on holiday
Can I stretch the boundaries of this blog to the south west of France? On the grounds that the photos were taken by Scots? Or because this Scot needs a reminder of sun and blue sky, on an evening where we've drawn the curtains by 9.30 pm and the rain clouds are pressing down on Edinburgh?
Above, the beach at Lacanau, to the west of Bordeaux. Part of the long, single stretch of sand that runs from above Bordeaux right down to the Spanish border.
Below, a plane advertises the nearest Aqualand. I have to admit that my children have not visited the museums and galleries of Paris, but are familiar with the Aqualands at le bassin d'Arcachon and Cap d'Agde in France, and Algarve in Portugal. Oh the shame.
The lovely beach at St Jean de Luz, near the Spanish border, on a day that was hot for us Scots, but evidently not for the French.
Below, the same beach on a day of acceptable temperatures.
Squadrons of clouds move in across the bay at Biarritz.
Looking across the border to the mountains of Spain.
If you're ever down that way, La Maison de Soussans, near Bordeaux, and Les Sables, in Les Landes, are lovely, welcoming places to stay. And for the most divine French food we've ever eaten, the Restaurant de la Nivelle, in the Basque country.
More skies from across the world are at Skywatch Friday.