One of the things I miss in Edinburgh is the sea. That may sound strange, as Edinburgh lies on a wide estuary, the Firth of Forth, and a short walk from our house brings us within sight and sound of its tidal reaches. But for all its whitecaps and wheeling seabirds it's a tame sea. The fields and hills of Fife lie just across the water.
By contrast from Stonehaven, to the south of Aberdeen, there is only the wide horizon of the North Sea.
Below, Stonehaven's setting on a sheltered bay.
Even in the town centre, the 'real' sea is always present. In the gap between the buildings below, a working ships of the North Sea is a counterpoint to land-based traffic.
Can you detect that I'm feeling homesick for the North?