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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.
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Sunday, 29 June 2014

ANOTHER ONE. (29/06/14)

This morning whilst sorting stuff out for long exposures I noticed some birds swimming just outside the surf. I decided to pop down as They looked like a couple of female Eiders with five ducklings in tow. _V0G5424   I couldn’t see them for the surf but we had a walk and the dogs had a run.

We came back and had breakfast. I forgot it was Sunday and fry up day. I didn’t buy any fry up stuff yesterday so it was a choice of Muesli or porridge with raisins. I decided on muesli. I had half a peach with it. There was only one half worth eating as it was going rotten. Alf had the stone or pip. He likes chomping them up.

Out again as is our routine, the dogs expect at least three wanders a day in summer. The wind has dropped so I took some ND filters to get smoky water. I tried but you can’t stack the cheap ones it just makes a horrible mess. I’ll get onto SRB tomorrow they do a ten stop filter for £30.00p.

_V0G5420   On the way back I found this. This is a hard one to do. I wish I knew who did it. This is about a meter tall so quite big rocks. I suspected Superglue but didn’t want to test it. I came across this……………Another one.

_V0G5428   I found one last year but she was standing up and I thought she was about to jump off the cliff. I was a wimp and said hello are you alright? I had to repeat myself louder and she gave me dogs abuse for ruining her meditation. This one was sitting down so I took a snap and gave her a wide berth. Nasty tempered folk are meditators. I did consider asking if she fancied a pie and a pint whilst watching the MotorGP but decided it would be far too exciting for her and dangerous for me.

On Tuesday I’m leaving here for a few days to go to RSPB Dunnet Head. I want a picture of a Puffin with a beak full of Sand Eels. The van needs a polish up so I’ll do that tomorrow.

Have a good week and I’ll see you about Thursday. Before should you be unlucky and I have an internet connection.

32 comments:

  1. HI Adrian Lovely seascape and those stones are amazing how they stay there. That top one just does not look possible! Have a great week.

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    1. Margaret, apparently it's a nine year old lad and his little sister do them. I would love to catch them in the act.
      The rock is Lewisian Gneiss. It's very old so perhaps wise. I believe it to be some of the oldest rock on earth at 3 billion years old.

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  2. Looking forward to the puffin. You can cook it I think. Enjoy!

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    1. No thanks carol. I had some Fulmar years ago and it tasted like Cod but rotten Cod. I don't think we are supposed to eat them these days. If i find a dead one I'll save it's beak for you.

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  3. Maybe a bit of seaside meditation would do you good too! Lock the dogs in the campervan and sit cross-legged above the sea for a couple of hours. Cleanse your mind with the use of a mantra - perhaps "Ohm-ohm-ohm". It is best to do this with minimal clothing - perhaps a simple loincloth or "dhoti". Rubbing henna into your skin is also advisable. You will be surprised how peaceful you become - as if merging with the landscape.

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    1. YP, I'll take your word for it.
      It's cold here with the constant northerlies. Woad I thought would be better if I missed any bits no one could tell. It's three layer weather here.

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  4. Hope you get the puffins, they had a terrible winter as did most of our sea faring birds so I hope there's plenty of puffins about.
    The stones are weird and wonderful I can't help but think maybe the meditating lady did them using the "force" :-)

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    1. Douglas, so do I I hope it's not too foggy to see what there is to see.
      Yes the stones appeal to me.

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  5. The top stone on that pile really does look impossible without glue... Meditating sitting down does at least look safer than standing on top of a cliff.

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  6. It's a shame you missed the Eiders Adrian, I guess that they were just eiding?

    The rocks are good, I recall reading something about this a few weeks back, apparently it's got a name and is somewhat of a craze at the moment.

    You should give that meditation lark a go, it might just be your thing?

    Good luck with the Puffin pictures next week, I'm hoping to get some of my own at RSPB Bempton Cliffs in two weeks time.

    Have a good week...[;o)

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    1. Adrian google Stone Balancing...there's some amazing skills on show...[;o)

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    2. No Trevor they probably just ducked as I was looking.
      Stone balancing is amazing. I have just been watching a couple of videos. It seems as if it might have much in common with meditation.
      I hope there are puffin and guillemots. I'll see on Tuesday.

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  7. But Adriaan z, n meitati that looks at me its really for you.

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    1. I don't think so Bas. I haven't the patience.

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  8. Good luck with the Puffin.

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    1. Graham, there re some here but I can't get close enough to them. I am told you can get within a few yards of them at Dunnet Head. There is always the lighthouse if the puffin are away.

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  9. Precioso está el mar. A ella no le gustó tu pregunta ;)
    Buen domingo.
    Un abrazo.

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    1. No hablé con ella. Estaba ocupada meditando.

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  10. My sort of meditation is called sleep, after a few drinks.
    Have a good move.

    peter

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    1. Peter, mine too. I'm only going for a couple of days.

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  11. Good luck with the Puffins, with sand eels.

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  12. sometimes helps more a small and free conversations with an unknown person that hours of meditation... even better when this person have two little dogs!

    have anice week Adrian!

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    1. Laura, I think you are correct. You have a good week.

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  13. Yes, there's got to be some wonderful glue to keep the rocks standing up. Now this gal has a super spot for meditation. there's only the odd guy out on the beach in this area. I will get my map out and see whee you're of to.

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    1. Red, they are balanced. I'm only mowing along the coast to the east. It's the most northerly headland on the British Mainland.

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  14. That woman looks cross and unhappy.So much for meditaton.

    I thought you were saving the pie and pint for me?

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    1. I am I only thought about offering her one. You can't save pies. They go off.

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  15. Your meditator made for a good photo, I'm surprised you don't feel more kindly towards her, Adrian. Safe travels.

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    1. Pauline, after last years encounter with a meditater I was too frightened to speak to her.
      It's not a very long trip but it is twisty.

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  16. Looks like that Bird is giving the meditator a wide berth too !!

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  17. Jay, they need a wide berth.

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