I was in two minds as to whether to post today. We walked the length of the beach this morning. I did my laundry, changed a gas bottle and purchased some prawns and a kipper from the fish van. If I do a supermarket tomorrow in Thurso and diesel up then I should be sorted for a week or so.
For some reason the Task Bar on the computer is not auto hiding reliably. It’s a pain because if it doesn’t it masks something in Photoshop no matter where I put it. I’ve put it on screen (1) which is the Laptop screen and it used to be screen (2) if you see what I mean. I’ve transferred most of Photoshop and Live writer to the monitor along with Chrome. It seems to work fine like this. Dunnet Bay. It is a big beach, I bet you could land a Jumbo Jet on it. Pity someone didn’t. It would have given me something to snap.
All I found was this beached Jellyfish. Alf gave it a good sniff, decided it wasn’t edible so pissed on it. Not to get left out Moll gave it her twopenneth. Alf likes the last pee so gave it another sprinkle. It certainly isn’t edible now but I may think of something to do with it’s image.
It’s been very windy today but warm and not unpleasant when the showers have blown through.
Tomorrow I’m heading back west towards Durness but will probably stop at Altnaharra for a few days. There are lots of Sundew, Blackthroated Divers and an incredibly beautiful German Lady; I suspect she will have taken her camper back to Germany by now but just in case I’ll be extra enthusiastic and vigilant whilst showering tomorrow. If I concentrate on the details, like not dribbling and drooling or fainting for attention, then I'm assured of success. I’ll get her a bottle of Blue Nun in Tesco. That’s a good idea and cheap.
Last year I was looking for Cup Stones but never found them, I’ll take the map and compass this time and make a determined effort. I’ll also have to Front Line the dogs as the place is knee deep in deer tics.
Unless they have installed a new mast there is no internet, phone or anything at Altnaharra. So enjoy your break and I’ll write again when I get back to civilisation.