Tag Archives: dolphins

Hebridean pursuits: cycling, flying, and wildlife (Rousse)

We met the French cyclists when they came off the North Uist ferry. Exhausted and soaked, they were not happy tourists. We agreed that the Hebridean weather was not the easiest and, as illustration, I demonstrated how I could launch … Continue reading

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A swim with dolphins in the Scottish islands (Rousse)

Despite her advancing age, JG had popped out two baby daughters in two years. She told me this on the day that I swam across Uig Bay with my camera, accompanied by dolphins.

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Salmond recruits dogs and dolphins to support Scottish independence bid (Rousse)

The white poodle was reluctant to leave his post – literally. Following the instruction of Alex Salmond, the dog had been guarding the long wooden stick ever since the Scottish independence referendum was first announced. I persuaded him that his … Continue reading

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Antique oils, Hebburn foam, and pet dolphins (Rousse)

My parents bought a huge Tudor mansion plus all its contents, including a priceless haul of antique oil paintings that lined the walls next to the massive oak staircase. On the day that I visited, my cousin R was guarding … Continue reading

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Julian Clary, seals, and a dolphin on the Isle of Harris (Rousse)

Comedian Julian Clary led the workshop in a house just above the village beach in Northton, South Harris. As well as displaying his extensive knowledge of local archaeology and wildlife, he also performed magic for his audience. Like everyone else … Continue reading

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New CalMac service covers land and sea (Rousse)

We caught the new CalMac service that travelled to the Outer Hebrides via Hexham. It was a very special boat that could cover both land and sea. I very much enjoyed riding along beside the dolphins, even though trying to … Continue reading

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Basking sharks and dolphins “spotted” in the Tyne (Rousse)

Were those basking shark fins cutting through the water? How marvellous that a shoal had made it all the way up-river to Hexham! I’d never seen basking sharks in fresh water before, and what a thrill to find them in … Continue reading

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