Blue skies and sunshine visited the east coast today as if to celebrate the first day of spring. Not wanting to waste the clement weather and an opportunity to discover more beach treasure or take photographs an expedition to coastal shores ensued. In a bid to tread new ground and walk a little further than usual I took the bus to Auchmithie so that I could walk along the cliffs back to Arbroath.
A most pleasant afternoon was spent walking slowly homewards. Coves where explored, photographs taken and treasure collected. What surprised me was that there wasn't as much to collect as usual in relation to the distance travelled. I don't know whether it is geography that effects how much flotsam and jetsam arrives on a shoreline. I have favourite locations where I know I will be guaranteed a good haul and other locations that have proven to fruit less.
When talking to my specialist tutor about the treasure I have amassed to date I commented that I could remember where most of my items had been collected from. This led onto a new idea to document each find like an archaeologist in a handmade book. Since then I have constructed the book, begun my first page and have four pages more waiting to be sketched. It will be interesting at the end of the year to own a document that records my finds and I will certainly continue the exercise after my Masters studies have ended.
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