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Now seemed the right time to bring this thread to a conclusion. We have been free of Covid-19 for nearly 70 days and the borders are gradually opening (with strict quarantine). There is an airbridge to Guernsey (!) - people are travelling from one small British island to another one....

Shells on Fenella Beach in Peel (there are more later). This beach is full of shells, but the reason is simple - the fishing trawlers go out for queen scallops (a great delicacy). The scallops are processed and the empty shells transported up to a cliff-edge tipping site about a mile down the coast. Time and tide then brings the shells to this beach, washed clean by the sea.

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The wheat (or barley) growing nicely.

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We went for a walk at the Curraghs in the north. This is a wild wallaby; I thought it was a dog for a few seconds. There have been wild wallabies here since the 1950's when some escaped from a wildlife park. They are quite numerous now.

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I wondered what this group were doing pulling in a net off the beach, so I asked. They are the local anglers catching sand eels, which come for a month once a year. They got a lot of them. It seems they freeze them to use as bait.

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Moore's kippers. I keep meaning to ask the guy if he did send some to Boris. I doubt it. I am going to try and get access to photograph inside when he's smoking. I love kippers; grilled in a pan with a shallow bed of water, a smear of marmalade and some butter. Best eaten with good brown bread.

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A real Mog!

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These are from last night. It was choppy in Peel! There were people surfing and swimming though.

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Not easy to see, but that is a dolphin. There were three in the bay. They may have been after the sand eels. They have been in the bay for a couple of weeks. There were also a lot of seals.

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Awesome pictures as usual, keep them coming  ;D ;D ;D


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Thanks Robert! I might start a new thread with a more positive title as I'm sure we're all thoroughly sick of Covid-19 and need no reminders....


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Fantastic pics throughout. Its been a thoroughly enjoyable thread. Look forward to the next one!