Peterhead Harbour

"She loved the sea.  
She liked the sharp salty smell of the air, 
and the vastness of the horizons.... 
It made her feel small but free as well." 
George R. R. Martin

This image was captured at around 5 pm - just before it became too dark to continue shooting. A storm was building over the North Sea and large waves were crashing hard against the rocks and harbour wall depositing sand and stone on the other side. I didn't want to get too close - or my camera wet - so I kept a reasonable distance away to watch the spectacular scene unfold.  

Somehow it was soothing to watch the storm in comparison to the past couple of days at the hospital where emotions have been 100 times more turbulent than any raging sea.  And I'm reminded once again that just as the harbour was calm a few hours previously, how quickly life can change.