Fortrose Clifftop

Photos taken on a coastal clifftop at Fortrose when we visited on 21 February 2021. It was the first time we’d explored the oceanfront aspect of Fortrose and we both enjoyed it immensely. All photos taken by Nigel except the last one by me. The Catlins, New Zealand.

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Beach below the clifftop.

Rock stack beside the cliff.

Unexpected discovery of wild gentian flowers.


Me photographing gulls swooping off the cliff into the wind.

When I posted photos of Nigel photographing the same birds (in Wheeee) Donna from the fabulous nature blog Photos by Donna left me this lovely quote which I share with you now:

‘The reason birds can fly and we can’t is simply because they have perfect faith, for to have faith is to have wings.’


Gentians (cropped from Nigel’s photo).

Gentian flower, cropped from a photo by Liz.


Text by Liz, photos by Nigel except last one; Exploring Colour (2021)

16 thoughts on “Fortrose Clifftop

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    1. I don’t know the answer to your wondering but my guess is “actively collapsing”. This is a wild place with extremely strong winds (I’ll be posting photos that show the effects) and ocean tides.

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  1. Beautiful scenery! And, as you would expect, I love the pretty little gentian. 🙂 It must feel really good to be able to get out and walk around the coast – I’m really looking forward to doing something similar here!

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      1. When I was a girl, I was just a couple of miles from the beach, so it was easy to just cycle there on a nice day. It’s always felt like a healing and restorative place to go. We’re a lot further from the coast now, but can do it at weekends.

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  2. The coast looks rugged and beautiful. The wild flowers were a nice discovery and I especially like the final close-up shot, Liz, that gives us such a wonderful view of the details of the flower.

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