Yesterday, and most of today, the weather was as perfect as it can get on Lewis. The sun shone, the heat heated, the zephyrs gently caressed us and the midges, flies and clegs disappeared from whence they usually come. All was well in the world - so far as the weather was concerned anyway. So over the two days I've repaired paths, cleaned and repaired the UPVC porch and part of the study, cut hedges, weeded, and when I was sitting having a coffee break and indulging in some rare thinking I realised the solution to The Seagull Problem. It occurred to me that the gulls dive into the pond and then need space to fly out of the pond itself. So this should, I hope, be enough to thwart their efforts:
I will still have access to the pond and area around it and, hopefully, the goldfish will be safe.