The Wanderer Returns

“Wow, look at that rainbow!” shouted the spouse as he rushed to get his camera at the Buteshack this morning. I put down my tedious attempt at writing a project for the students and leapt to the window.

“Never mind the rainbow, Hun”, I shrieked, “Look! Pegleg’s back! HE’S ALIVE!”

My eyes tracked a familiar dangly-legged gull as he swooped across the fleetingly sunlit scene. I’d been looking out for him for months with not a single sighting, and feared that he’d finally gone to the big lamppost in the sky. Only that morning, I’d come across a perfectly preserved single gull wing attached to a bare ribcage on the beach, and had speculated with sadness that it could easily have been Pegleg. “You’ll never know which one’s him unless you find the legs”, said the spouse a tad unsympathetically.

I was now glad to know that the unfortunate wing on the beach belonged to some other gull and that I could look forward, once again, to plenty of Pegleg spotting opportunities when out and about in Kilchattan Bay.

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3 Responses to “The Wanderer Returns”


  1. 1 cyborginafield March 5, 2012 at 11:20 am

    Hiya, he has been living happily in Dunoon for a while! I have him a few times. Unless of course its a cousin or something…

    Maybe he winter over here….in warmer climes haha

    Oh wanted to say, 2 hearing aids is a leap, take yer time. Ease yerself in, as you did with yer first aid. Having everything amplified around you is mad and sometimes down right scary.

  2. 2 cyborginafield March 5, 2012 at 11:21 am

    I have seen him a few times even!!

    S x

    • 3 moiradancer March 6, 2012 at 9:33 am

      Hi Soozie, sounds like Pegleg must be going to get his fish suppers and a wee heat in Dunoon right enough, now that the fabulous Squat Lobster chippy in Rothesay has closed down.

      Good advice about the 2 aids, I’m currently undergoing death by circuit noise since yesterday’s appointment, and think no aids at all might be on the cards by the end of the week if it doesn’t pipe down. I’m doing a tutorial later this morning in a studio next to the ceramics kilns, which has two heavy duty industrial extractor fans in it…should be interesting now that both ears will be pummelled !


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