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Sunday 23 April 2023

Some recent photos around and about....


Someone raking for cockles.  Whelks and "spoots" (razor clams) are also to be found here at low tide.

The row of stones are known locally as "Dragon's Teeth" - actually cement and were used as part of anti-submarine defences during WWII.  Not sure how as it's very shallow waters here and a submarine would run abround long before reaching this point!

Looking East from the house to the cliffs.

Ronnie off on a hunting spree.  

Looking across St Peter's Pool to St Peter's Bay.  There is a ruin site to the left across the water where St Peter's Kirk once stood. Hence the name for the bay and pool.

Even in dull weather, lovely reflections....

And wonderful cloudscapes 

And..... a kite surfer!  I was particularly windy that day and the speed he was going was tremendous.  

Meanwhile a very fuzzy soft focus photo taken through a salt covered window of a local Hen Harrier sheltering from the wind and rain amont the willows in what passes for a "garden".....

Monday 3 April 2023

Around the Parish - part 3


Sorry for silence.  Had laptop problems.  Hopefully resolved now.  Anyway..... belatedly these are photos of one of my favourite spots.  Called the Geo and where the Deerness Sailing Club have developed a slipway to launch boats.  Lovely views over Newark Bay (from the other end), as well as out across to the island of Copinsay and it's lighthouse, as well as surrounding islets, rocks.

The Sailing Club got funding for the Millenium (remember that!) and there are sheltered seating areas and picnic tables. around the Geo  

Shell sand, shells and groatie buckies!

Fulmars nesting along the low cliffs

And ringed plovers along the shore. I love watching them running back and forth with the tide.  Though these were taking a well earned rest.

This rock is known as the Horse of Copinsay. While Copinsay looks quite fertile, this looks more like a rock!

Unsure why it's called the Horse!  But it's tethered to the left of the island of Copinsay ;-)

This is one of my favourite spots to stop for tea (or coffee) with Freda....