Thursday, 10 September 2009


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.


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7 comments:

Chris said...

I'm glad you have discovered Findhorn Bay Anne, it's a truely lovely place and your photo is great. I havn't been there since I got my new hip but you have reminded me how lovely it is so I will go very soon.

Gail said...

I could sit for hours and enjoy that view!

J Bar said...

great shot
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Hannah said...

I've been listening to the Hamish Macbeth Mysteries by M.C. Beaton. Your photo just added another dimension to the stories for me. Thank you. :) It looks like a perfect place for quiet contemplation.

kden said...

What a wonderful shot. I also loved the photo's of your dogs. Cute Cute Cute!

Janie said...

Beautiful bay and interesting history about the village.

eileeninmd said...

What a pretty scene and lovely bay!
Thanks for sharing your part of the world.