By Lauren Burns
Guillotined by lockdown, I am deeply grateful for the sanity of long walks off my doorstep in Inverloch where I can find refuge in nature. The far horizons of the ocean offer a vista of space for my mind to expand into.
Between the surf beach and inlet, the Ayr creek bridge overlooks a lagoon set into ancient coastal dunes. Herons line the shore, gazing intently into the water as cormorants dive for fish and swans graze the sea grass. At dawn and dusk the reflected colours on the lagoon’s still waters never fail to imbue me with a sense of calm.