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Menodust-re-all; engineering elegance

WARNING; this will be a week of photos about farm equipment and other such stuff!!!

Yup. The YAMster left the hutch again. Some of you will have noticed, cuz I couldn't comment quite so much - the tablet is a pain for such as that. I went over to Edinburgh for a week with the father and to fit in a couple of things - including a whole day outing to an old family friend and his tractors.

First I had to prise myself away from the wee toon; it was one of the rare and precious days which bring both sunshine and warmth to the estuary. Crossing on the ferry, I was reminded it was high season for tourists;

Looking back to town from afloat was a delight - and the heat shimmer off the water created a naturally artistic effect.

Look at the crowd waiting to board the Waverley!!! [...gotta get myself on that boat one of these days...]

It was truly spectacular.

I even made myself stop once I got to Greenock, for I had spied a smoke-stack over the rooves of the shore-front tenements there. Made a speedy left turn and parked down at the front. Cruise ships are plentiful at this and other ports along the Clyde.

Needless to say, that was the last we saw of the sun for several days. It plummeted from mid 20's centigrade to low teens overnight and the wet stuff returned. Even in Edinburgh. Not to worry on the Wednesday, as it was simply an 'at home' with the old man as well as taking him and Neighbour M down for their heavy groceries in the arvo.

Thursday dawned just as grey, but at least mostly dry, and that is when it got all farm industrial.

... wait for it !!!


  1. My goodness it was a lovely day for a ferry ride. Look at those Bonny-Land skies of blue. Looking forward to the week of machinery
    Hugs HiC and Madi Cat!

  2. There are some ferries I need to ride. To see the statue of Liberty, for one.

  3. I too would love a trip on the Waverley.
    Looking forward to the tractors!

  4. oh I would love to be there ...even when the mama would needs some of that special bags when on a ferry ;o)

  5. Hello, I am sure your father enjoyed having you visit. I love the views of the water and boats. The cruise ship must look huge along side the others. Happy Monday, enjoy your new week!

  6. I had to put the heating on yesterday: it was freezing! Today seems to be a tad better though. Fingers crossed...

  7. That's quite a crowd waiting to board! Lovely skies. I'm also looking forward to the farm machinery.

  8. YAM, you do love your watercraft! Lovely photos, Namaste, janicexx


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