If you’re fond of sand dunes and salty air

Mermaid's purse at Kilchattan Bay, BBC weather forecast: sunny spells

Then you can’t beat lying on a deserted beach in the Firth of Clyde, idly looking through half-shut eyes at an unexpectedly clear blue sky on a sneaky Thursday day off. The only sound is the plaintive peep-peep-peep of oystercatchers and the gentle lapping of waves. And then some bloody chainsaws start in a nearby wood. And then you realise with joy that you can turn the chainsaws off…

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4 Responses to “If you’re fond of sand dunes and salty air”


  1. 1 not quite like beethoven June 18, 2010 at 5:55 am

    Joy with a hearing aid. I like that. And I most definitely like the view!

    • 2 moiradancer June 18, 2010 at 9:06 pm

      NQLB, I still can’t understand the mysterious acoustic mechanisms which allow me to hear bats more clearly than chainsaws, but I’m rather glad it’s not the other way round!

  2. 3 kentigern June 18, 2010 at 1:45 pm

    Aye aw richt, turn one of yer phoney thingys on!!!!

    Luv big bruv.

    (If spouse likes his VCR I’ve got the instruction Manuella also!)

    • 4 moiradancer June 18, 2010 at 9:14 pm

      Bruv, VCR is functioning wonderfully, and is completely silent in its operation for both of us now. The VHS Gold selection of terrible figure skating trip-ups from the 90s is getting a new lease of life thanks to your timely intervention. Phoney thingy will be contacting you tomorrow…!


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