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Duncansby Head Stacks

Duncansby Head stacks are on the most northerly point of the British mainland, a higher latitude than John’O’Groats. On this Summer’s day the mist was pouring from the land to the sea, unusually. Yet blue skies over the North Sea. Yet the stacks or pinnacles are so majestic and give a good sign of coastal erosion.

Duncansby Head Stacks with Thirle Door in the mist
Duncansby Head Stacks with Thirle Door in the mist

These giant pinnacles of rock shoot out of the coastal floor and covered with seagulls nesting.

Duncansby Head cliff over the North Sea
Cliff over the North Sea

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Harvest bounty

My joy of gardening is seeing beautiful and tasty bounty harvested from garden to plate, sandwich or pot straight from the ground. This has been a good year with plenty sunshine and rain. This list includes:

  • Three sackfuls of potato
  • Six weeks of daily pickings of lettuce
  • Six weeks of cucumber
  • Endless tomatoes Friday from the vine
  • Four weeks of garden peas
  • A small carrot hill
  • Leeks
  • Rhubarb
  • Garlic (not matured yet)
  • Leeks (not mature)

The harvest bounty also provides the pleasure of sharing with family, friends and neighbours.  Of course I have photographs…

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