Sunday, August 31, 2008
This is the place where the Stornoway fisher-women were cast - and a fine job they did too. I went and had a look how it was done - many thanks to Farqhar who runs the place. This chap was welding a new statue together for Edinburgh. The one in the background is from Bristol - in for restoration.
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
I make no bones about re-posting this snap but since a good friend, Victoria Pendleton has just become Olympic Track Cycling Sprint Champion, I think it deserves another outing. Taking at Manchester Velodrome with the KOWA 6mm.
Saturday, August 16, 2008
Friday, August 15, 2008
Wiggly Braggins was fastest in the men's pursuit qualifying with a new Olympic record with Steve Burke in 5th!!!!!! I remember Steve coming to my sprint sessions at the Manchester Velodrome just a few years ago - along with new Olympic Team Sprint champion Jason Kenny. Jason rode a stormer with Chris Hoy and Jamie Staff setting a new olympic record in the qualifying round and survived the scare in the final to beat the French.
Then along come Wendy Houvenghel and qualifies fastest in the qualifying round of the women's prusuit in front of GB's Rebecca Romero. Not bad for a evenings work. See mere details here
and here .
Watch out for the finals of the pursuits, Hoy and Ross Edgar in the keirin, Hoy and Kenny in the sprint plus the team pursuit team - who are flying apparently.
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
There's a lovely beach downin Bernera where I spent the morning wif photo-club El Presidenti yesterday. Was so warm and sunny it could have been the west indies. And if you have never been to this place, its worth a visit just to see the place - if the weather is good.
Anyway, this is a print from a snap i took wit the Hasie some panf and some visitor who, were so bored after me ragailing them with tales of the winter here, they upped and went for a paddle!
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Sunday, August 10, 2008
Down in Urgha, not a sheeps- throw from Tarbert on Harris the North Harris Show awas held in rather damp conditions. At least the sports were fine. The heavy's did their bit in the pouring rain on the rather finely appointed sports field, three brave chaps ran to the of t'hill and back and then the heavys got beaten in the tug-o-war. The best tug-o-war match however came from the women's match.
Friday, August 08, 2008
Thursday, August 07, 2008
Sunday, August 03, 2008
Eve & I have been out on the bikes this week too. Eve to work and back and myself dawdling along the coast [and only] road and bac then going out together up to Coll pottery for a coffee and a look see. Really enjoying being out on the bikes again. Must get a cycling group going in North Tolsta. Any interest?