Can you remember what you did on the day Scotland didn’t vote YES?
‘Remembering a dog walk on the day Scotland didn’t vote YES’
It was foggy on our walk and notably quieter somehow, the birds seemed louder and the sound of the sea seemed to penetrate into my mind more than usual.
But what was really weird was a noise I was utterly unable to explain..and I had no visual clues to go by whatsoever. All I could say to myself was it might be made by a violin and must be someone filming a video out in the fog, by the waters edge?
So me and Cosmo set off in search of the source of this noise…
It turned out to be two guys with a metal detector combing the beach as the tide was out. They found a 9mm bullet while we spoke together and said how eerie it was out here in the fog with very poor visibility. They also told me hundreds of years ago a church was build on a sand bar 5 miles out to sea and they hoped to find some evidence to support that story. I had read something similar in a local history book which said that rapid coastal erosion had taken almost the entire village of Reculver off the map. The remains of the church are still there and form a well known landmark today. So I doubt that there were two churches in Reculver, but a spooky story on a foggy day.
The other thing I was going to say which has nothing to do with Cosmo, was we had just returned from a holiday on the Isle of Skye a few days before the vote and took quite a collection of various ‘YES’ photos as we travelled around (here is one)
We spent an entire week using the artist open houses catalogue to plan our days and drive round and see/talk to so many artists, makers, printers, calligraphers, weavers and so many more great things. An arts tour of the Highlands and Islands. Truly fab and great to see people documenting the place where they live in so many ways.