Saturday, 16 July 2011

Tall ships

Having got back from holiday in England yesterday Louise and I went "sailing" today on one of the tall ships. This was a motor out of Kirkwall, east of Shapinsay, around Copinsay and then south down South Ron' around Burwick and then through the Firth to Stromness. It was all very civilised, we were well fed and cared for and no one was used as shark bait or prodded down the plank.

 We were glad we weren't on this one

Only four of our many sails were set which was a bit of a disappointment but the wind was wrong for us apparently

I saw three of perhaps six Sooty Shearwaters and six Manxies.

Sooty Shearwater

Copinsay and The Horse

Back at the ranch one Oystercatcher is behaving as if it still has young.


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