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Me-Now-Views; Less Speak A Few Words then More Peek

This was taken when Bertie and Miss Gail visited. We found it outside the tea room at Ettrick Beach, Isle of Bute.

I held onto it thinking I would make a whole post out of it - but it boils down to this; the fellow was an ironmonger who married onto the island. He had that typical Scottish engineery kinda inquisitiveness that had him hobbying with flying machines.

The first powered flight in Scotland happened right here.

If you care to read more, click here... scroll down through the hilarious reference to being rained off and you'll find the story.


  1. that statue round in the middle of the street - looks just like the one in the tv series 'outlander'

  2. OMD the Furst Flight in Scotland... that is soooo cool. That was a good find fur Sure.

  3. Hello, nice memorial for Andrew Blain Baird. I like the horse and the last pretty view of the countryside. Happy Monday, enjoy your new week!

  4. Great photos Aunty Yam
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  5. Things that stick up. The rock, the horse's head, the memorial, the weeds and the rock pile.

  6. All great shots ~ favorite is the horse! ~

    Happy Week to you ~ ^_^

  7. Great photos.

    Aroo to you,

  8. Mice variety of shots, though I am taken with your macro of the lichen (or whatever it is!!)

  9. A beautiful selection of captures!

  10. It is great to discover so much interesting things! I loved it to read about this flying pioneer, many thanks for the link!

  11. That was such an interesting story about Mr Baird and his flying machine....at least he did get lift off.
    I do love those old stone walls they have in the 'old country'. They always look so substantial altho' that one seems to have met with misadvanture.

  12. What an interesting assortment of photos today! That one with the horse really caught our interest!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  13. Your masons have changed the face of Perth, Ontario!

  14. There is a fence like this in Carleton Place, not far away!


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