Sunday, 24 January 2016
So Button and I set out on our usual walk to the coral beach today. The sky was overcast but there was hardly a breeze and it was very mild so it was a pleasant meander along the shore. On the way back Button decided she didn't want to leave. She is sitting in a very determined fashion in the photo above. I had "things to do" so I headed home. I cast her a backward glance and saw THIS!
Gah!!!! I was in panic mode. I called her, but of course she ignored me. The photo above was taken on a zoom so I knew I couldn't rush to grab her and anyway that may have made matters worse. There was nothing for it but to wait in trepidation!!
Sigh, this is her "WHAT?!" pose, typical of many a teenager when they are interrupted doing something they enjoy.....
Of course she knew exactly what she was doing......
And made a safe descent to sea level. Though WHY remains a mystery to me!
On a historical (rather than the earlier hysterical) note, the old stone pier was built around 1860 and is known as "the lighthouse pier" at Sandside, because all the stone was brought across from the Point Of Ness in Stromness to this pier and then hauled to either end of the island to build Hoy High and Hoy Low lighthouses. I love this pier! As, it would seem, does Madam Button!