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Old 12 October 2014, 05:21   #21
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Old 12 October 2014, 11:41   #22
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My thanks again to everyone who is following my adventure..and hope you find it interesting



Perhaps it was because I had eaten too many beef burgers.. or perhaps it was because I had not had enough black gravy..(there are only six tins in a Tesco value pack) But I confess .. I didnít sleep well that night.

When darkness fell.. the shipping channel came to life. Huge container ships clunked heavy metal hulls as they left Glasgow on the start of their long journeys south towards open seas. Several trawlers also thumped large inboard engines closer to shore.. dredging up prawns..or anything else that dared to live on the sea beds of the Clyde.



There was a full moon too.. but no werewolves appeared ..it never turned black.. like it often does in the country .. far from city lights.



My mind was racing .. listening to the tapes running in my head. I was thinking about the news from the start of the week. I dozed momentarily, and had visions of the first boat that I ever owned. It is not the yellow Seafly dinghy in the picture...that was my fatherís boat. I had the little green tug boat. I also thought of my mother. As kids ..we were brought up with the sea in our blood.



I then thought of the meeting with mother at the start of the week. I visited her twice a week as she had not been keeping well. I heard her voice again in my head as she said ... I have to go into hospital again.. and this time.. I donít think I will get out.

That was the reason I needed a fix of SIBing by going round Bute in June. It was my way of coming to terms with the thought that very soon I was going to be an adult orphan. I knew that within a month.. my parents would be little more than a bunch of photographs .. memories... and perhaps one day ..have a story to tell.



I was very glad to see the sunrise that morning ... I had started to accept the outcome of the bad news ... realise how precious a gift life really is... and I was also very thankful that I had inherited my parentís love of small boats ... the sea... and the land around me.



To be continued ....
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Old 12 October 2014, 12:59   #23
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This should be serialised on radio4, superb.
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Old 12 October 2014, 14:15   #24
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Old 12 October 2014, 16:43   #25
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I'm going to brake out a old Glenlivet 18 and revisit the images tonight.

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Old 12 October 2014, 16:54   #26
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Sounds good, I think I will do the same with a large Highland Park

Thank you again for sharing your sometimes poetic words and stunning pics on all your threads Gurnard.
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Old 12 October 2014, 17:01   #27
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Gurnard, nothing I can add to what fellow 'nobbers have already said. You're a true wordsmith and extremely handy with a camera! I look forward to more of your evocative words and pictures...

ps: the pic of the camp fire with the gravy tins is superb.
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Hooked, come on don't stop.................
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This should be serialised on radio4, superb.

Totally agree!


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So sorry to hear about your sad news and hope your little escape on the clyde helped you come to terms with it. Bad news aside I find your posts a particular highlight on here and always enjoy reading them.
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