Sunday, 24 March 2013

Creature Comforts

These puffins, from an image taken by Clearwater Paddling of Barra, must have their creature comforts, just as Richard Clubley had when on Mingulay. He found himself at the Schoolhouse, featured in Friday's blog, lit a fire (featured below) and was pleased to be able to use the coal supplied by the National Trust for Scotland.

When he left, he paid the boatman, Donald McLeod, to bring replacement stocks on his next visit. Not the origin of the Mingulay Boat Song, but good to know that fuel is at hand even in isolated hearths.

Scottish Islands Explorer - poor for lighting fires

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