This was Findhorn Bay last Sunday forenoon. I had never visited before but must go back to spend more time looking around. I was en route to a dogshow when I took a little detour.
The village of Findhorn lies next to the bay and was once a busy fishing and ship building village but that is more or less gone and it is now a major water sports and yachting centre for this coast. Caravan and camping grounds abound for there is also an extensive beach running eastwards on the Moray Firth coastline. The mudflats, exposed at low tide in the bay, attract numerous birds and this area has been designated a Nature Reserve.
Today's village is the third to stand on the site, where a settlement has been known to exist since the 12th century. A terrible storm in the 17th century buried the original village in sand so a replacement was subsequently built but it too suffered an awful fate, being swept away in a great flood in early 18th century. The only thing I really knew about the place was that it was home to The Findhorn Foundation, a spiritual group, and now houses a vast eco village with numerous businesses. For more information on this, visit this site.