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I live in a camper van with a couple of West Highland Terriers for company.
My passion is photography but it is a work in progress.
I am always willing to share what knowledge I have and can be contacted through the comments on this post or e-mail ADRIAN
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Thursday, 1 August 2013

PUSHING THE BOAT OUT. (01/08/13)

Today is a special day. I was hoping to treat you all to a posh animated movie but it went belly up. Three times I fouled up and so I gave up. I’ll keep plugging away and eventually I’ll produce a stunning rolling 3D graphic.

This post is the one thousandth Adrian’s Images. _V0G7364  I decided to push the boat out. The Isle of Lewis takes some pushing.

On my way back from this Herculean task I called at the butchers and fishmongers. I really pushed the boat out.

_V0G7365  To celebrate I purchased a sirloin steak and half a dozen Dublin Bay Prawns.

_V0G7366  These are the biggest I’ve seen and are dead. Last time I bought some they were alive and by the time I got them into the pan it was a moot point as to who was eating who. Vicious little devils they are.

I’d like to thank all my readers past and present for your perseverance. It’s not easy composing gibberish and it must be far harder to read.

Thank you one and all.

44 comments:

  1. Hi Adrian You do make me laugh. Sorry about your video trails. Pushing the boat out,was that before or after the steak??? Good old Irish prawns, no better in the whole wide world! Congratulation on your thousandth photo.

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  2. Margaret, thank you very much. The steak is for tonight. These are Langoustine if we are being posh they are just called king prawns in Scotland. They all look the same to me.
    I'm just trying to learn Photoshop's more esoteric abilities. They far exceed mine.

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  3. Hi Adrian did you get me email of yesterday with the editing photos?

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    1. I've just replied to it Margaret. I'm busy getting rid of sheep tics so will look later. I'll give the dogs another dose of One Spot tomorrow. I'm knee deep in tics and failed to count them so one or two will have escaped. It's like living in a zoo.

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  4. well done on your 1000th post Adrian, always a joy to read and see.


    peter

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    1. Thanks Peter...surely not always. I only noticed I was getting close to the big M a day or so ago.

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  5. Congratulations on the 1,000.
    Look forward to thousands more.

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    1. Keith, it is frightening I should get a real life.
      Thank you for tolerating all the crap.

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  6. So then you're saying I never arrived until your 999th post. Well, I'll be hornswaggled if I'm going to go back and take in numbers 1 through 998. I mean, I may do some of them, but life is just too short.

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    1. Rhymeswithplague, Life is too short at my age and you have a few years on me.
      I used to think I was as old as the lady I felt. I know I'm old now. They won't let me feel them.
      To save yourself time look at the first and a couple in the middle. Even I don't read the back catalog.

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  7. ja eet smakelijk,neemt er een lekker pilsje bij van mij.

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    1. Dank u Nic .... Het is whisky drinken we hier. Slecht voor de lever, maar goed voor het hart.
      Je moet me vergeven. Ik weet niet Nederlands, maar het is zeer vergelijkbaar met Engels. Behalve voor de lange woorden.
      Veel plezier.

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  8. You mean to say that I've sat and read all that drivel for near on a thousand times ove...er?...Oh yeh! like I was saying, congratulations on your thousandth post Adrian. I don't think I was in at the start(phew!) but I've read a vast majority and enjoyed every one!...Keep 'em coming..it wouldn't be the same without them!...[;o)

    btw. enjoy your surf and turf, it's making my mouth water just looking at the pics!!

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    1. Thanks Trevor. I'll do my best to keep on posting.
      I just made do with the surf....I'll Turf this evening.

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  9. Glad to have stumbled acroos your blog Adrian, it's a nice one to read and the photos are always good. So, surf and turf on the menu for dinner was it

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    1. Thanks Gary. Just the Prawns last night.

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  10. 1000 blog posts that is indeed a milestone, well done, I have to say not have I enjoyed reading your posts but also enjoyed the images, I look forward to reading more to come.
    Though if you keep showing me such mouth watering treats as the steak and prawns in the images I may be forced to block you...may laptop can't handle that much drooling lol

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    1. Douglas, thank you. It'll be porridge for the rest of the week.

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  11. I love the photograph of the ship. It looks great. But the water...oh, this time it is really great! For me the whole picture works together too.

    As for your writing, I hate to break this to you but it's not far behind your photography skill. Well maybe a little bit but still really good.

    Big Congratulations on 1000 posts! I doubt I'll ever make that.

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    1. David, I am rarely happy with what I post but I keep plugging away.

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  12. Adrian, 1000 already, wow, I think the Steak & Pron's would look better cooked and would taste even better than raw. Have a great day and hope you have at least another 1000 more posts to come.

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    1. Horst, I'll have the steak cooked tonight. There is too much there for one meal.

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  13. Congraulations on your 1000 th post. That's quite an achievement. I guess I like drivel. I like reading your blog. You have a wicked sense of humor and don't take stuffed shirt stuff seriously.

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    1. Thank you Red. I only noticed the other day whilst clearing some dead blogs from my reading list.

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  14. Hi Adrian... Congrats on your 1000 post,and as usual a comical story to go with a good photo !!
    "Hmmm" I wonder how long I have been following you??
    I know you have taken me to places I would never have seen,so enjoyed that part!!
    Rant's or as I might say "running over at the mouth, some legit, some I didn't understand : }, but you do have a way with words!!
    Hope you had a toast to yourself on your 1000 to go along with those good eats!!
    Grace

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    1. Grace, many thanks. You have been around a few years. It's always good to read your comments.

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  15. That many posts certainly deserves a good celebration and I'm sure you will do it justice. I wonder where along your journey I joined in? The fact that I can't remember how or when I found you doesn't really tell me much. Could have been yesterday and I could still have forgotten. Keep up the good work and I'll happily stay for the next 1,000.

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    1. Pauline, CJ was an early follower as was Graham. I expect you wandered this way via Grahams blog.

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    2. Multitudinous felicitations on your thousandth post. Just thinkj how many books that is equivalent to! I reckon you can call yourself an author as well as a photograoher now.

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    3. Thank you John. It must amount to a fair number of words.
      I am an author, not a very good one but then there are worse that manage to get published.

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  16. In Australia they call that meal Surf & Turf. Great pics Sir Adrian.

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  17. Carol, They call it surf and turf here as well. I have still to eat the steak.

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  18. Buen provecho amigo ...Te has preparado un excelente menú. A esta hora sienta de maravilla:)))
    "Enjoy it"
    Un beso.

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  19. Muchas gracias Laura. Se trata de una gran comida y fiesta.

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  20. I could quite happily eat the langoustines if someone prepared them for me Adrian but please don't ask me to prepare them and then eat them. I bet you never thought you'd be doing 1000 posts when you started. I'm glad you have though 'cos it's been a very enjoyable journey travelling with you. Congratulations and many more of them.

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    1. Graham, the first ten were the hardest.
      Preparing half a dozen is not a problem. These were easy as they were still warm from the boiler.

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  21. Cangrats on reaching 1000. I'm not a steak lover but the prawns look delicious.

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    1. John, I preferred the prawns. I had them on concurrent days not together.

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  22. Congrats on your 100th post.. that's no small feat. Nor are those small feet on those crustaceans .. they're claws.

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    1. Hilary, they can nip and draw blood. They do taste wonderful though.

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  23. Congratulations on 1000, I'll never hit that with the way I'm going. I got a fascination during the summer for calmac boats but ever seemed to be able to use the same one !

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    1. Thanks Jay. The Isle of Lewis is being replaced next summer.

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