Oak seats shaped like boats could be found over looking the River Nith, at Glencaple, Dumfries and Galloway. Created some years ago they were already aged and weathered when I last saw them.
They had been inlaid with names and dates commemorating local shipbuilding, travel and trade: a reminder of the rich heritage which relates to historic seascapes.
The landscape here is also marked by another dynamic, with the occurrence of a tidal bore up the River Nith. I hope the seats, a perfect spot to watch the bore, are still there…?