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If all went well, you should be reading this on our zippy personal server. Are we going like the clappers now? Do let me know if things are not as they should be – from our end all is looking fine but you may well discover broken links and missing images we  are not aware of.

Yesterday was stunningly beautiful and as I mentioned previously, we took the opportunity to get out and about and to top up our Vitamin D levels.  Mr L suggested that we go for a stroll along Cata but I demurred as that would mean getting the Land Rover out and I felt in need of a little more warmth and comfort.  We arbitrated and then settled on going up to Lopness but as we drove out of the gate I could see big breakers over the far side of Els Ness and suggested an alternate plan, and so we set off for Sty Wick…

Not as dramatic as I had thought it might be
Not as dramatic as I had thought it might be

… where the waves did not appear to be all that large after all.

Nell soon found a plastic bottle to play with but I contented myself with the camera. It felt good to be out and taking photographs again. The curve of the spume on the beach caught my eye

Spume, whipped up by a vigorous wind
Spume, whipped up by a vigorous wind

We were accompanied by several Fulmars who were keeping a very close eye upon us in the way that they do when they are breeding. I was mulling upon this behaviour when I spotted a pair in the dunes. Have they been confused by the weather, I wondered – can they really be attempting to breed before we have even reached the Winter Solstice. Or do I misunderstand what I am seeing. One of the pair flew up as we approached and joined the others on the wing, buzzing us like so many little Spitfires.

Fulmar pair
Fulmar pair

It certainly did not seem to be a case of one confused pair, as there appeared to be several contenders hanging on in there

More than one interested party
More than one interested party

Perhaps somebody can enlighten me.

Nell found a wee oval ball to play with and discarded her red bottle…

A new toy
A new toy

… but I found something much better, a part of the beach where a spring had formed. It was causing some wonderful patterns to emerge in the sand.

a bit other worldly
a bit other worldly

spring2 (1 of 2)

spring2 (2 of 2)

I snapped away happily, while Nell played

post1 (1 of 1)
Just idly passing the time

Nell soon found a better toy

A proper shaped ball
A proper shaped ball

and I carried on snapping away. This post caught my eye

Erosion at work
Erosion at work

I previously photographed this post in a different position, the elements have clearly been at work

Standing proud in April 2013
Standing proud in April 2013

Okay, we’re up to date. Hopefully you out there in the real world can see this post – I’ll probably never know if you cannot. I just hope that you are reaping the benefits of the whizzy server.

No knitting done. Precious little puzzling either, it’s all been geek stuff today. I need chocolate and  a lie down.

Tomorrow’s trip to town is cancelled. I shall go spinning, all being well. My wheel is feeling better now after last week’s under the weather spell. (I shall explain another time.)

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It’s a reasonable day today and thus we have the back doors standing open. This means that Chloé can come and go as she pleases (she refuses to use the cat flaps and expects us to give her ingress and egress via the sitting room window). We were taking a coffee break in between sorting out the van, when we heard a strange Chloé-type noise. I did not like it. I wondered if she hadContinue readingThanks!

Petunias always make me think of Dinghies

Petunias always make me think of Dinghies

It has been a busy day, not much time for anything. We walked the dog this morning but I took no photographs until I decided to take a few potshots in the village on our way back.

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2 Comments

  1. spinninggill
    December 22, 2015
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    Fine and fast. 🙂

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