1 EAGLETON NOTES: Evening on The Water

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Thursday, 30 June 2011

Evening on The Water

This evening it is calm - very calm.  Midge by the million, calm.  The technician came today to service my central heating boiler.  It was calm then too for a while.  My boiler is outside.  Did I envy him his job?  No.  Definitely not.  I digressed.  This evening a group of kayakers took to the water:

The gathering
Shepherds and flock
The second gang sallies forth

5 comments:

  1. Good morning:

    Am from British Columbia and am a daily reader of your wonderful blog. However I have a question.

    The fences in the back ground, in the field, indicate individual plots of land? Do they go back for generations upon generations? Or is my imagination running wild.

    At first I thought they could be snow fences but now realize that they seem to be wire ones.

    You live in such a beautiful place.

    Thank you for being so faithful to this blog.

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  2. A very colourful sight; the red really pops out against that background!

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  3. Sunshine: Crofting is sometimes known as the farming of fences - see
    The Farming of Fences. The crofts (smallholdings) are usually very long and very thin. They are passed from parent to child as a rule. Crofting law is very complicated.

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  4. Thank you.

    I always thought that crofts were MUCH bigger. Can only imagine the 'discussions' that have gone around these precious pieces of land over the years.

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  5. Lovely splashes of colour but the water does look cold!!

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