Somehow I mentally see the Oystercatchers (in the header photo above) in top hats and carrying canes a la Fred Astaire!
With the prospect of another glorious day in front of us we headed down to the old jetty and managed to park in our new favourite spot and got out the chairs again. Me to do another painting…
And Peter to do some bird spotting.
There is still quite a stiff breeze on the island but Bessie helped us shelter from it. Disappointing on the bird front really – just some gulls (Herring Gulls and one Iceland Gull) and a brief visit from a Shelduck.
Travelling on down the east coast, I spotted some larger waders on the sandy bay at Easary. We managed to park but, as we lowered Bessie’s steps to get out, the Whimbrels (for that is what they were) took fright and flight!
It looked such a lovely place and there was a very handy seat so we decided to stay awhile. Another painting!
Eventually we dragged ourselves away and drove back to the campsite, passing this charming lamb duo.
We never know how many motorhomes we will see at the campsite. There has been quite an increase in them on the island and Angus and Mary are having to turn some away. Good job we’re secure in our prime spot! Meanwhile, the snails are still climbing the posts and Peter spots a Redwing in a bush nearby.
It’s barbecue time!
I’m thinking Flannagan and Allen for the header photo. What a super day! Yet again some amazing aerial shots. Looking forward to the next instalment already.
I can see what you mean about Flanagan and Allen! x
Fantastic paintings yet again, and the oystercatchers in the header photo look as though they’ve been cloned!
Dorothy Gray said:
Love your paintings Val, I am impressed. The photography is also amazing especially the originality of “Race you to the top”. I would love to attempt to paint that one! What a fantastic time you two seem to behaving.
Forgot to mention earlier that you should hold an exhibition of your “Islands artwork”.
I think you should paint the header shot. 🙂 Wonderful photos and paintings as usual.
Dorothy Gray said:
That was intended as be having! But I am sure you are also behaving correctly!
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