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.


















































































16 comments:

Reilly-Denny Cowspotdogs said...

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

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

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

eileeninmd said...

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!

Julie said...

Great photos Aunty Yam
Loves and licky kisses
Princess Leah xxx

Joanne Noragon said...

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

Hailey and Zaphod and their Lady said...

It is a very beautiful place.

carol l mckenna said...

All great shots ~ favorite is the horse! ~

Happy Week to you ~ ^_^

Sully said...

Great photos.

Aroo to you,
Sully

bettyl-NZ said...

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

Dory and the Mama said...

A beautiful selection of captures!

Mark Muller said...

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

Mimsie said...

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.

Bouncing Bertie said...

Love the horse!

Murphy said...

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

Your Pals,

Murphy & Stanley

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

Your masons have changed the face of Perth, Ontario!

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

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