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16 October 2014

Cannablog - June 2006


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Basking for trouble

Busy time here on Canna! Loads of visitors, about ten or so yachts in tonight and even one tucked out of the way round at Coroghon. Did I see two vehicles off the slip today? I must have been mistaken. Reminder...move the pickup before the next big tides. Had to put the boats in at the bridge, set off for the puffins and thought what the heck, it's a nice enough night...carry on round Sanday...met a basking shark in the bay which wasted much time and was a bit scary too. These things are quite big when you get near to them. Shark got bored and went home. Got a photo somewhere...reminder...buy a waterproof camera...
Tea room not pub as such but has licence and is a bit closer than the Marine Hotel. Great steak pie, too. And chocolate.
Posted on Cannablog at 01:30



Two funerals and a wedding

...or is it the other way around?
Big week on Canna. Chaps came to fix power, something to do with the Pier line widget thingy wotsit…still none the wiser really. However…success! Anyway, if anyone can explain what was going on three quarters of the way through The Russia House (apart from our generator packing in) and how it ended, let us know. What happened to Dante? Did Katya get off with Sean Connery?
Mystery guests arriving for celebrations (imminent) Rumours are flying…there will be music and much merriment no doubt.
Low cloud playing havoc with sat. broadband. Meanwhile, some more photos...
Still some snow on Skye...Evening paddle round the bendPuffin territoryThe Frandsen sneaks in...
Posted on Cannablog at 22:39



Dodgy burgers and a question of sportsmanship

Barbie at the school sports, numbers boosted by visitors from big house...great weather helped...Oh, how it could have been soooo different..! Blue team scraped through by a point, although I still maintain that there was a bit of cheating going on in the obstacle race. Missed the sack race (my best discipline), and unfortnately forgot completely about tug-o-war...nevermind. Perhaps a Canna Triathlon next year...2k run to the bridge, 2k cycle to St Edwards, swim to the pier from Point House anyone? Compass Hill Race?

Last weeks celebrations almost scuppered by the rain...no fly day, certainly; boat just made it out, too, and brought parties for both service and wedding. Couldn't decide between kilt or black suit, so wore neither. Sun made brief attempt to shine, unseasonal weather but didn't spoil the party. Tremendous spread of seafood, fine music and dancing indeed! Spent all day in bed on account of (ahem) infected sinuses...
Posted on Cannablog at 22:42





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