Friday, 3 March 2006

Snow-covered clams


It's been snowing here for a few days now, on and off. Not deep, drifting snow, but enough to close the schools for a few days and to make travelling to the chip-van on Wednesday night difficult. 

Spring tides have also been in evidence. The sea has been draining out for some distance, which messes up the normal ferry times across the Sound of Harris. The low tides also result in residents and other people out hunting amongst the rocks for various fodder - including clams.

Our neighbours daughter was out today (no school), avoiding the snowball fights and looking for clams. We've been presented with six clams; Ruth has gone off to use Google to find a good "cooking and eating clams" website. If I don't blog for a few days, then it's all gone horribly wrong...

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