I got a call on Friday from donegaldan who asked me if I'd care to stand in for him on a Bird Ringing Cruise that he had to pass on due to taking a Tyne to Troon (?) I explained that I was as happily married as it is possible to be and he explained that I was a terwat and once we had that sorted out I jumped at the chance to suit up and crew for wildwords (on here) who was delivering some ornithologists to Inishtrahull, the most northernly island in/off Ireland.
It was to be a strange, but hugely enjoyable day. Other than being a passenger on a big diesel Redbay (on Official Business) the first bit that really tickled me was intercepting Portnahaven who was attempting to slip into the Swilly without notifying the appropriate Authorities (me
). Having stamped his visa and chewed the fat, we headed east, into, well, Fog.
Photo of Malin included for Portnahaven, who was Interested.