'A sense of humour lends you poise, it gives you balance and it helps you to bend without breaking'

(HH Pujya Gurudev Swami Chinmayananda)

Menootanaboot; again - final foray

At last, you are saying. She leaves the Hutch for one day and one day only and it takes six posts to share it! You're still here peeking, though. Thanks for tagging along!

I never did find the label for the wooden deer, so am happy to call them the Hindertwiglets. It just felt a bit surreal, given the stories being told here! (Next week is FFF time again, so a timely reminder, folks &*>)

There were still some items to view in the gardens (called 'woodlands' I've just been reminded by one of my own photographs...)

After that solo wander, I returned to the car and Mac1 drove us down to the beach to go scrumping for scallop shells. Scallops are plentiful in these parts and are hand harvested for the top restaurants in the cities (as well as local). These, though, would simply have been brought up by the tides. Gazillions of shells, mostly intact. Vertible treasure. I now have several and their stories will be told. Once we've left Hindertwig...
All the above happened on the 29th of May. On the 30th, after an easy morning and an early lunch, I departed again. Having parked the car at Portavadie, I had to leave the way I came. The Fudge would not stretch to this shot - it was provided by Mac2! I was back in the Hutch by three p.m. It had been a grand thirty hours away.

Now, here's the thing... I am actually away at the moment. All these posts were scheduled prior to leaving, for a week first with the father in Edinburgh, and then a sojourn Southwards, which you shall be reading about in due course. It will be a 'menoffagainorrhoea' type of event. You've been warned. Not yet though. It will have to wait till I am back.


  1. I really like the name Hindertwiglets so that is fine with me.. love the path to nowhere and the Hindertwiglets would look good on that path

  2. The wooded decks through the wetlands is wonderful and OMCs a bug hotel...
    too funny
    Hugs madi and mom

  3. Well aren't you a surprise after another. This is fun.

  4. That labyrinth looks like a fun place for a game of Sibe zoomies:)

    Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

  5. All of these pictures are just making me more excited about our upcoming trip.

  6. What a cool place to visit!!!

  7. I want to step right into that labyrinth! And I'm certainly amazed at the sheer number of those shells. It's such a delight to see your photos.

  8. oh that is beautiful! but we rather stay away from labyrinths... they had one near da highway rest stop... and we actually got lost there... LOL

  9. You are so much fun! I felt silly stretching our 8-day trip to so many posts, but JB likes to see where he has been!
    Such lovely photos. xx

  10. Such wonderful places you visit and share with us
    Hazel & Mabel

  11. We love reading of all your adventures and this one is no exception!
    Rosy, Jakey & Arty

  12. The shells reminded me of Chesapeake Bay and the way shells were used to pave the paths of the colonial farms and villages. Your adventures are always such a joy to share. namaste, janice xx


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