Sunday, 30 July 2006

Inchcolm Island

A few days after the Yellowcraigs trip I went to Inchcolm Island for a friends birthday. I'd never been before and I love going anywhere on a ferry. Here are the ferry steps...



My foot on the turquoise deck of the ferry...



A lighthouse on the way there (a short trip, maybe 30 mins)...



And PIRATES!..



Yes, this was the much aforementioned Pirate themed birthday. You may imagine my embarrassement when only 3 of us turned up dressed for the theme. Even Robert (pictured above) who is known for his incredible pirate outfits and who's idea it was to have a Pirate Fancy Dress theme (he was very insistent), even he didn't get dressed for it. I was so dissappointed. We had to lend him various items for the photo shoots.

These are 2 of the 3 pirate masts I made to put in the birthday cake, seen here slightly worse for wear and in my hair after the cake was cut...



And to answer Paola's query about whether or not it is possible to swim in the sea in Scotland the answer is YES.
No pics of the actual swimming as the person who took them hasn't emailed them yet, but here is one of me having bounded in fully clothed having a splashing session with Robert (actually comes from a small video clip).



Don't worry, I took my cardi off before I properly swam. Once again, only the 3 of us who had dressed up were willing to swim, but it honestly wasn't very cold. I always like to have a dip in the Scottish sea at least once a year but you do have to wait till there have been a few hot days to warm it all up.

Lichen covered rocks, I never get tired of photographing things like this...



Veiw as you step off the ferry and look towards the Abbey...



Picnic Pirates at the Abbey wall...



The ceiling in the Abbey...


4 comments:

samantha said...

wonderful photos - how could people miss a chance to dress like a pirate?! and is it just me or do you both look a little hypothermic in the water?! :)

How an earth did you know about my birthday by the way?! don't tell me I've laboured you with those sort of details already!!

doodlebug said...

wow, i followed your link from some other crafty site and was so nicely surprised to see l'il old inchcolm island. we took a trip there last year, mainly to see the forth bridge, and loved that ferry ride. even considered the thought of a cute little wedding in that abbey. i took that exact same photo of lichen-y rocks too!.

doodlebug said...

wow, i followed your link from some other crafty site and was so nicely surprised to see l'il old inchcolm island. we took a trip there last year, mainly to see the forth bridge, and loved that ferry ride. even considered the thought of a cute little wedding in that abbey. i took that exact same photo of lichen-y rocks too!.

angela said...

oh, when me grows up to be a little girl again, me wants to be a pirate too! and find the buried treasures!

this looks like it was much much too much fun. and i so love the photo of you's dancing in the water, and you's with the masts in the hair.

i have to get myself to scotland yet. just seeing these photos, ignites that in me all the more.

oh sigh...

oxo

ang.

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