The coastline was clear with views to the wind turbines and the mountains in the distance. As I walked back I began to notice traces of abandonment, a wrecked boat lodged in a gully that would surely be swept out to sea at a high tide. Then my eye caught a mussel shell left abandoned. The shell which would have protected the mussel from the jostling of the waves. The sun stayed high for most of the walk back and reminded me that abandonment is another one of natures lessons of courage to be had against the elements and challenges to overcome.