Sunday, December 4, 2011

Luing in the wind

Well I'm visiting my parents this week on the Island of Luing, it blew a hooli last night and today had strong winds and wintry showers. A tag from a lobster pot that was swept off the New England sea floor two decades ago during what came to be known as "The Perfect Storm'' has washed up 4,800 kilometres away in Ireland. Oceanographer Curt Ebbesmeyer said the tag's 20-year drift is unusually long for such flotsam. He theorized it was buried in offshore mud before drifting and catching the Gulf Stream toward Ireland in between a few years of circling in a mid-Atlantic current.

The fireworks display in Oban this last week is a YouTube sensation as all the fireworks (that were meant to take 20 mins to go off) went off at once.

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