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View from Canoe

Richie, Thomas and I took a trip from Milarrochay Bay to the tiny island of Eilean Darroch this morning. Eilean Darroch is at the tip of Inchfad which is an inhabited island with a farm on it. The inhabitants of Inchfad regard it as a PRIVATE!! island and visitors are not encouraged.

I was absolutely shocked therefore when one of our party paddled ashore and relieved himself on the island.

There is a legend that Eilean Darroch once hosted an illicit still.

Today its just a wee island with plenty trees and wild flowers as well as some oyster catchers, sandpipers and other birds.

It was pretty choppy today and whilst we had enjoyed the benefit of that on the way out, on the way back it was a different story!

Inchcruin this morning

Creinch and Inchmurrin from Eilean Darroch

Torrinch - Taken into the sun on Eilean Darroch

And just in case you haven’t noticed a shot of Ben Lomond here for a while…..

The Ben with Buccinch and Inchlonaig

Richie took this one of yours Truly:

The cry was no humility!

Following on from the rather ill judged comments of Ally McCoist, yesterday Sandy Jardine was at it.

I always thought it was the other lot who regularly dined at the Ubiquitous Chip on the Shoulder!

Jardine’s comments are bizarre in the extreme. At this stage we don’t even know if there will be a Rangers next season and here he is dishing out threats “The supporters will take sanctions against clubs which we deem have been unfair to ourselves.”

WHAT?

Messrs McCoist and Jardine would do well to learn a little bit of humility. That way they might be able to rescue some sympathy for Rangers that seems to ebb further every time a club official speaks in public.

Yes!

Well done to the Sons in reaching the play offs for promotion to SFL division one.

Photo: Campbell Yule

New life

Lines on the birth of young Torran Williamson.

AnElephantCant contain his elation
AnElephant is jumping for joy
We hear that our friend the bold Smiler
Is Daddy to a bouncing baby boy

AnElephantCant forget Mrs Smiler
We think having babies is probably quite hard
So we trumpet our delight for the family
And send a trunkful of warmest regards

Congratulations!

Congrats from the BLFP to Mr and Mrs Smiler too!

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