Benches with a message
This month, Jude’s Bench Series is looking for benches with a message, of which we spotted several while on holiday. This one, for example, is at Inverewe, though I defy you to read the inscription from the picture. Even in close up, it’s hard to decipher. Don’t ask me about the Gaelic, but I think the English says “The clear, fresh air in a place so peaceful invites us anew to the shores of Loch Ewe”.
The next one is near Smoo Cave. Much easier to read! At Broch of Gurness, on Orkney, we came across this lovely memorial to Dr Olaf Cuthbert: “I leave few footprints on the sand for stormy seas to wash away. I take with me the breadth of sky and seas of unimaginable blue”.
Finally, another memorial, this time to Ronnie Johnson, fisherman of Eshaness in Shetland.
I have one more bench from Shetland, but I’ll keep that for next time.
Hey, benches again 🙂 I love them. I adore them …..
This was a great challenge in 2015!
Yep, I just had a stroll on Jude’s Site with the challenge …
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Loved the incription on Dr Olaf Cuthbert’s bench 🙂
It’s lovely – also lovely that his daughter got in touch.
I think Jude is going to be inundated again this month, Anabel 🙂 You had me on hands and knees then, trying to read the inscription. Then I realised it was Gaelic. 🙂
Hope your knees are ok! I think this month is a very easy challenge – so many inscriptions all over the place!
I have some autumn leafy ones too 🙂 Benches, not knees!
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Avery interesting post. I’ll have to take a more careful look at benches from now on!
Thank you! They are everywhere when you start looking.