Thursday, July 31, 2014

I rarely tire of this

It's just down the road from the hoosey where we live, down past The Crofter's place to the sea - well, the steep rough road to the sea below the cliff that is. That's Broadbay out there - joined onto The Minch by more sea I suppose - it's that bit of water to the left towards the mainland some 40 miles away. The bit of land ahead on the other side of the bay is Point.

Anyway, it's what I put up with.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014


We hadn't been to a show for a while but the good weather got us thinking that we ought to go and visit. Only, it rained. Still, I needed to pick up the keys of the car I was going to win in the raffle [I'm still awaiting the phone call ! ] so we went along to the Lochs show. Coows, sheeps and chickens, cakes teas, cheese, sewing, digital imaging, painting etc etc. Oh, and tractors, running races, tractors, old cars, and John A on the mic between the piping, the dancing and what have you. We had a cake, some tea, took some snaps and kept out of the rain. Good fun eh? And Mr Toots came too.

Bit of dancing

Bit of running

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

A standard sort of life.

Captured for posterior [ :-) ] with the Kodak Cresta and messed with on the steam-powered pooter.

Because I can.

Monday, July 28, 2014

We are all boatists now

I'm liking this bobbing about stuff in the sea. The weather has been quite nice really - a tad too hot and not enough wind but that hasn't stopped us playing at boatists. We are boatists actually.

I find I take all sorts of cheap and cheerful cameras out with me - even a very old 3mp dig*tal thing to take snaps - although you won't see those here. This was snapped with a P&S camera on cheapest film you can find [Polypan-f]. I'm still liking it - boating that is. Despite using the mechanical paddling device a lot the other day and gallons of factor 300 stuff on the old skin we got down to see William and Gemma at Cromore.

And it may look as if these snaps are in chronological order. They are not. It's just that I come across recent-ish negs down the back of the settee.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Girvan on a rainy day.

Was James Dean here in Girvan with Dennis Stock?

One can't be unaffected by the classic images- even if one doesn't realise till you look at the negs. I know, I know, it's a rubbish snap - aren't they all? But I like it all the same.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Allo Allo, do you ride tandem?

I have a lovely friend. Several of them in fact, not all who we see on a regular basis more's the pity. Why they don't move up here to the island is beyond me!

We did catch up with some of these dear friends while on the mainland recently. Angela, a bike racer from our old cycling club was there and keen to get back on a tandem. Angela raced a few times on the track and road on tandem - including an International in Ireland. How good is that? Very since you ask.

Brendon was there too. His daughter is riding the Commonwealth Games on the track this week and he is a fine chap and cyclist as well. So it didn't take long for Angela to persuade him to get on a bike made for two. The tandem was an ancient but lovely Hobbs of Barbican.

Can you actually ride a tandem Brendon?

Ooh, Lovely

Brendon and Birthday boy Vic fettle the tandem

Friday, July 25, 2014

Lets get back to proper snaps eh?

I know you love em.

You DO love them don't you? I was kind of hoping someone might. I'll be taking them anyway mind. I just feel the need from time to time. My taking-finger starts to twitch, my right eye is uncomfortable without a sighting lens in front of it and then I succumb. In a moment, a smidging of time the deed is done.

Do tell me if you do or don't like the snap then I can either bask in the glow on likey likeness or throw myself off the edge of the carpet in despair at someone liking my work.