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Little spring inspection

or is it early summer? The air was soft yesterday and I went for a little walk with camera around the village.

First things first, I had to swat away this green-winged Orkney vampire bat, which swooped straight at me and my camera, jaws open for a bite

before walking off towards the pier.

It was low tide and I stepped onto onto the beach to take what I think is a nice shot of our waterfront, with home dead-centre, of course. This will look better if viewed on Prodibi and a full-sized screen, link here.

The familiar houses all looked rather beautiful and I was careful to remember Paul's instructions to have some foreground interest

This house, called The Bothy, stands —I don't know why— empty and slowly decaying along the road to the port. I don't even understand why it's called a bothy. See meaning here (Eng.) and here (US). In either case, it seem a bit large to me.

I imagine it would cost a fortune to restore it now.

I love the little staircase that runs up the side of it.


The steps lead to one of the most beautiful houses in the Hope — Smiddybanks:

where there is an entrance into the top floor of the Bothy.


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Stephen Budge
Stephen Budge
15 mai 2022

I wouldn't think it matches either definition of a bothy. I\ve heard of a bothy band as a pickup band in a pub but on further research found that to bw a stretch as well because there was only one [ the Bothy Band that played traditional Irish music in the 70's. Nice building. I couls live there!


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David
David
15 mai 2022
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I know. But this map says that’s its name. You can even see the little flight of stairs on it.


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Neither Maria nor I believe that the first picture is a vampire bat. We need more evidence. Can you go searching for more vampire bats and take more pictures !?

By the way I find that by clicking on the pictures I can get very good enlargements and a quality at least as good as Prodibi.

Stephan


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The trouble with the green-winged ones is that they only come out for a very brief period in early spring. Which is lucky as we’d all be zombies otherwise. Now if I could get access to a belfry…

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