5th October. Yomp

After a late night, anything after 9pm is late for me, I had a bit of a lie in and finally dragged myself out of bed at 8.30 and mooched around for a while. It was still quite windy outside, but in a moment of madness I grabbed my stuff and headed out. What started off as a wander around the crops ended up in a full scale yomp. Virkie to Boddam to Quendale and back to Virkie which probably covered close on 12 miles. And the birds? One Jack Snipe at Boddam and a Whitethroat halfway up Quendale. So despite what you might read on the pager it's not really overrun with birds common, scarce or rare!
Despite the lack of birds it was a very enjoyable walk that I might just do again when there's more birds about.
Some pies were acquired halfway round, from Mainlands, but were of a poor quality and a little overpriced.


col said...

Can only agree with you about the Mainland Stores pies this year - we called in a couple of times on our 4 day trip, but no macaroni or tattie & bean pies, sadly. Their rolls are ok tho, in a pinch! Hope the birds turn up for you soon - forecast lookin good anyway!

Anonymous said...

Good skills Mark. I doff my cap to you sir.

Andy L.