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A Northerly breeze - a digital image for self-printing

A Northerly breeze - a digital image for self-printing

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Buy a digital image for self-printing of A Northerly Breeze.

NOTE: The original painting has already found a home.

A Northerly breeze is a painting of gannets (Morus bassanus) wheeling on the wind. These distinctive large seabirds nest in huge colonies on offshore islands with cliffs. The cliffs enable them to get airborne more easily.

A Northerly breeze shows the birds at Bass Rock, in the Firth of Forth, Scotland. It's the largest gannet colony in the world attracting tens of thousands of birds every spring. They have a wingspan of nearly two metres on which they drift effortlessly on the northerly breezes. From up there, they seeking out shoals of fish for which they dive at incredible speed. And I think they're immensely beautiful!

They get their latin name Morus bassanus - from Bass Rock. Morus comes from the Ancient Greek moros, which means "foolish". Of course, they are not foolish. But it does refer to their lack of fear when approached which enables them to be easily killed.

Gannets at Bass Rock

We first visited Bass Rock in 2022. And despite the colony being hit badly by avian flu, there were still lots of birds to enjoy. It was so impressive we returned in 2023 for another look! We took the 1.5 hour boat trip with Sula from North Berwick Harbour, which also takes in the lively seabird colony of puffins, guillemots, razorbills and other species at Craigleith Island.

We had a fabulous stay at the very beautiful Seaholm B&B in North Berwick, from where you can see Bass Rock, just three miles offshore. Lorena took great pride in not only providing superb rooms with comfy beds, but also serving exquisite breakfasts. Highly recommended!

Shipping and delivery

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If you are not in these countries and you would like to make a purchase, please get in touch with me directly.

Posting your order

Typically, orders for physical products placed after 12pm on Friday, and on Saturday or Sunday will not be posted until Monday at the earliest. I use Royal Mail to dispatch your order.

If you have ordered multiple items, I will try to post everything together. Occasionally, this is not possible, in which case they will be dispatched in separate packages.

Digital files will typically be transferred to customers within 24 hours via email using WeTransfer, the file transfer website.

Buying an original painting? Please choose the tracked option!

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