Tuesday, 2 August 2011

STILL THERE IN BLACK AND WHITE

My first encounter with Scrabster was in the long hot summer of 1976,en route to the Faeroe Islands not to watch a football match but to visit the outlaws!Anyway it was here where my first black guillemot was seen and they are still there and apparently thriving with a dozen feeding on small crabs in the docks.
BLACK GUILLEMOT look at those red legs, stunning.!!
From the harbour it was a shortish walk to Holborn Head with more sea stacks and views across to the Orkneys.

HOLBORN HEAD LIGHTHOUSE

THE ORKNEY ISLANDS ACROSS PENTLAND FIRTH

SCRABSTER LIFEBOAT

THE MOST NORTHERLY PALM TREES IN THE WORLD????? UNLESS YOU KNOW DIFFERENT.

NORTH SEA GIANT an oil support vessel- a real giant.

ANOTHER DAY ANOTHER BLACK GUILLEMOT.
If you are getting bored with this Scottish epic I apologise but theres more to come sorry.

1 comment:

  1. What a superb bird - those feet.... I'm so envious!

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