Friday, 5 April 2013


After chatting to folk at the museum I had some time before Angus came back to collect me, so I bought some lunch and went to sit near the hotel.

I truly can't think of anywhere on this island that I have been where there isn't a wonderful view in at least one direction.
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The snowy caps on Mull were defrosting nicely.  Today they're snow-free.
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As a kid I spent a lot of time in Morecambe and thought there were perhaps 4 types of seaweed in existence.  Oh how wrong I was!  In just 2 square feet there were all these:

Green flat stuff.
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Dark brown leafy weed
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Green flat weed with feathery weed
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Pink/brown/clear weed.
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Add learning about seaweeds to my ever growing list of things to do while here!

There were, of course, a couple of ex-creels.  There was one almost completely buried but the camera batteries died before I could snap that.
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I did get a chance to go see this wreck though.  It's the Mary Stewart (think it's Stewart rather than Stuart)
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It's not as small as it looks!  I believe it was in use until 1930, but I can't find details right now.
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Braces used to hold the shape:
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Tiny nails used for DIY are useless in something this big.  This needs stakes!
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Proof Nature is a patient thing.
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Finally, it's only 32 seconds, but have a little soothing video from the bay:  (turn sound off, there's nothing to hear but me rustling with the camera)

Rest day today, got Dad's pressie to work on so I shall be moving to the garden and sunning myself while working away.

The forecast for next week isn't looking hopeful, so it might be quiet on here again.  Don't tell the dog, she's snoozing in the sun and will be miffed if it goes away for a whole week!


1 comment:

  1. loving the seaweed, such vibrant colours to brighten the winter gloom!