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May. 20th, 2008 07:03 pm
wellinghall: (Orkney)
[personal profile] wellinghall
We aren't doing many postcards this time, but if you tell us what you would like a photograph of while we are away, we will do our very best to take it for you. (We'll be going to WightFrag and Orkney, so suggestions involving, for example, Killer Penguins of Doom (TM) will not be appreciated!)

Date: 2008-05-20 07:21 pm (UTC)
ext_3751: (Edjumacated cat)
From: [identity profile] phoebesmum.livejournal.com
I don't know what they have in Orkney. Orks?

Date: 2008-05-20 08:22 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wellinghall.livejournal.com
Yes *nods*

(In the sense of sea monsters, ie seals)

Date: 2008-05-20 07:38 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] segh.livejournal.com
Shall you be going to Birsay? I didn't make it there but would have loved to. Particularly the Earl's Palace. if so please photograph!

Date: 2008-05-21 07:06 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] segh.livejournal.com
Oh goody! Thank you.

Date: 2008-05-21 07:12 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wellinghall.livejournal.com
Last time we were crossing the causeway to the Brough of Birsay, there was someone photographing something on the ground. We looked, and there were two tiny hermit crabs, fighting (or something!) They really were tiny - maybe 4mm across?

Date: 2008-05-21 11:21 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] segh.livejournal.com
In St Davids we saw a crab on its back, and turned it over. It immediately buried itself backwards amazingly fast, leaving only a spike sticking out. Kit (nanny to her fingertips) said we should bury the spike in case children walked on it and hurt their feet; I said that would kill the crab; and we compromised by putting a stick next to it as a sort of warning. I hope it wouldn't warn the crab's prey as well.

Date: 2008-05-20 07:54 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] pellegrina.livejournal.com
Birds of prey, natch. --Pellegrina & Malaheed.

Date: 2008-05-20 08:22 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wellinghall.livejournal.com
Will do (although they may end up looking uncommonly like dots in the distance).

Date: 2008-05-20 08:53 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] muuranker.livejournal.com
I would like a picture of metal (preferably architectural - and yes, corrugated iron does count). Or a picture of some nice food.

What a nice meme!

Date: 2008-05-20 09:03 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wellinghall.livejournal.com
Architectural metal and nice food. Will do.

Date: 2008-05-21 08:55 pm (UTC)
emperor: (Veterinary)
From: [personal profile] emperor
The Orkney is a rare breed of sheep, mostly confined to the Northern Isles. Some pictures of them would be good.

Date: 2008-05-21 08:59 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wellinghall.livejournal.com
I should be able to manage that! Last time up there, we visited North Ronaldsay, and saw their rare seaweed-eating sheep.

Date: 2008-05-21 08:59 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bouncy-elf.livejournal.com
Hee! I posted that at literally the same time..! Well i didn't know it had sheep, now I do!

Date: 2008-05-21 09:17 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] emperor
Somewhere I have a book with all the breeds of sheep found in Britain in it. Maybe I need to get out more ;-)

Date: 2008-05-21 08:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bouncy-elf.livejournal.com
Does Orkney have sheep? I know Ronaldsay has the ones that eat seaweed, but sheep are good, and other wildlife..and pretty plants and um, just general wildlife. You know me! Thankyou! And I second Muuranker this is a lovely meme!

Date: 2008-05-21 09:00 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wellinghall.livejournal.com
Lots and lots and lots of sheep! And beef cattle. And birds. And Orkney voles (although we've never seen one). And a fluffy white cat that runs the hotel we're going to :-)

Date: 2008-05-21 09:00 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] findabair.livejournal.com
After seeing my colleagues' photos from the Orkneys recently, I'd love to see more of the Neolithic monuments, the causeway out to the Brough of Birsay (and the Brough itself for that matter), and anything Norwegian-related. Oh, and ships/boats! (And anything else from the Orkneys, really :)

Date: 2008-05-21 09:01 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wellinghall.livejournal.com
Okay ... Neolithic monuments, causeway, Brough (there's another one as well ... Deerness, Norwegian stuff, and ships / boats. Will do!

Date: 2008-05-21 09:03 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] findabair.livejournal.com
Yay - thanks :)

Date: 2008-05-21 09:55 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] philmophlegm.livejournal.com
Ships eh?

How about scuttled German ones?

Date: 2008-05-22 06:23 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wellinghall.livejournal.com
Hmm - we hope to see them, via a ROV, but photographing them might be a bit tricky ...
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Date: 2008-05-22 06:23 am (UTC)

Date: 2008-05-22 09:40 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] crazyscot.livejournal.com
The Italian Chapel on Lamb Holm (linked by causeway from the Orcadian mainland) is quite poignant and worth a visit.

Date: 2008-05-22 09:42 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wellinghall.livejournal.com
The Italian Chapel is indeed lovely. I will add it to my list of places to photograph!

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