Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Mary Stewart (among other things)

A couple of days back there was a posting in 'comments' asking if the rotting ship in Scarinish was still there. At the time I couldn't remember the name of ship. It came back to me in a flash last night as I was driving towards Scarinish - it's The Mary Stewart, of course. Thanks to Janis who also posted the name in 'comments' and also reminded me of Jim Murdoch's brilliant Tiree site, Not only can you see a photograph of what remains of The Mary Stewart many other great pics from the 'sunshine isle'.

Sunny it certainly has been this week. This morning as I write it's a little more overcast. But the weather has been wonderful.

I know I'm getting on a bit: when talking about the weather I have actually started saying to people, "this is the kind of summer we used to get when I was a child".

Next week I am on holiday. I am heading up to Inverness with Joanne. Joanne is really enjoying her new job and she has to go up to Inverness for training. I thought to myself, what the heck, I'll come with you.

I haven't been in Inverness for a few years. It's a great place and I'm looking forward to having a bit of a wander about, take in a few sights, do a little running. I may be able to blog if I get to an Internet cafe (do they still call them that? And while we're on the subject of the current name for a similar thing, what's the difference between a 'disco' and a 'club'?)

It's always the same when a holiday beckons: the days at work beforehand drag and you'd rather be anywhere else.


Janis Cuevas said...

I think I'm old enough to say the difference between a club and a disco is the big rotating glitter-ball! Enjoy your time in Inverness.

Jeffers said...

FWIW: ( for what it's worth!)
Went to Inverness in '97. Visited Fort George. Amazing place - go there if you can !

J. Scott Cameron said...

you two kids have a blast in inverness. that is where i bought my the music shoppe on the west side of the bridge..later on the east side i craved my initials in the fresh cement until i got in shite! ... lol. thereafter i went to the local thrift shoppe to buy a tartan suitcase to bring home my scottish ditties...books, rocks, etc. ... bought a music book too on that side of towne. have fun g&j!