Tuesday, July 29, 2014

A standard sort of life.


Captured for posterior [ :-) ] with the Kodak Cresta and messed with on the steam-powered pooter.

Because I can.

Monday, July 28, 2014

We are all boatists now


I'm liking this bobbing about stuff in the sea. The weather has been quite nice really - a tad too hot and not enough wind but that hasn't stopped us playing at boatists. We are boatists actually.

I find I take all sorts of cheap and cheerful cameras out with me - even a very old 3mp dig*tal thing to take snaps - although you won't see those here. This was snapped with a P&S camera on cheapest film you can find [Polypan-f]. I'm still liking it - boating that is. Despite using the mechanical paddling device a lot the other day and gallons of factor 300 stuff on the old skin we got down to see William and Gemma at Cromore.

And it may look as if these snaps are in chronological order. They are not. It's just that I come across recent-ish negs down the back of the settee.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Girvan on a rainy day.

Was James Dean here in Girvan with Dennis Stock?


One can't be unaffected by the classic images- even if one doesn't realise till you look at the negs. I know, I know, it's a rubbish snap - aren't they all? But I like it all the same.


Saturday, July 26, 2014

Allo Allo, do you ride tandem?

I have a lovely friend. Several of them in fact, not all who we see on a regular basis more's the pity. Why they don't move up here to the island is beyond me!

We did catch up with some of these dear friends while on the mainland recently. Angela, a bike racer from our old cycling club was there and keen to get back on a tandem. Angela raced a few times on the track and road on tandem - including an International in Ireland. How good is that? Very since you ask.

Brendon was there too. His daughter is riding the Commonwealth Games on the track this week and he is a fine chap and cyclist as well. So it didn't take long for Angela to persuade him to get on a bike made for two. The tandem was an ancient but lovely Hobbs of Barbican.

Can you actually ride a tandem Brendon?

Ooh, Lovely

Brendon and Birthday boy Vic fettle the tandem


Friday, July 25, 2014

Lets get back to proper snaps eh?

I know you love em.

You DO love them don't you? I was kind of hoping someone might. I'll be taking them anyway mind. I just feel the need from time to time. My taking-finger starts to twitch, my right eye is uncomfortable without a sighting lens in front of it and then I succumb. In a moment, a smidging of time the deed is done.

Do tell me if you do or don't like the snap then I can either bask in the glow on likey likeness or throw myself off the edge of the carpet in despair at someone liking my work.




Thursday, July 24, 2014

The next Wiggly Braggins


This here is Harry. Not old enough to sport side-burns or a beard but sure to be the next Wiggly Braggins or Ben Swift . Trust me.

Crakin little rider and nice lad as well. Stood in front of me while I pointed the plastic box at him for a moment. Didn't blink or anything - just like a professional.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Cycling club huts

There are not many of the things left it is fair to say. The famous De Laune cycling club had one at one time but sold the land for about 10 trillion groats and are now the richest cycling club in the UK.

The Ayr Roads Cycling club still has theirs thanks to the good work of the members and especially Vic Posse to keep the thing in goodish order.

The Great Man- VIC POSSE - looks out of the club hut onto the rabble.

Yes, Mr Posse had his 75th there- and great fun it was too even though we did not get to play pass-the-parcel while we were there. It rained though, not long after this shot was taken.