Friday, 12 October 2007

Flotsam and jetsam

Unclaimed item washed up on the west beach of Berneray:


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Definitions:

Flotsam are those items which are floating as a consequence of the action of the sea. Jetsam are those which have been jettisoned by a ship's crew (although they may float too, of course). Lagan is the word for goods or wreckage that lie at the bottom of the sea.

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