Sunday, 24 April 2016

paper boat found in the Peerie Cafe, Scrabster Caithness.

Sue Rainbow e-mailed......

"Hi Joanne
Great idea the paper boats!  My mum , Eileen Rainbow found a boat in the Peerie Cafe in Scrabster and is going to send it to her  great grandchildren Alex and Ella  who live in the south of Tasmania. 

There is also an interesting story about Cockle Creek and links with whaling where this bronze whale sculpture is sited. Cockle Creek is the southernmost tip of  Tasmania."

Click here for more info about Cockle Creek, and here for more info about the history of whaling in the area.

Friday, 22 April 2016

paper boat found in Wick, Caithness.

Gail Ross e-mailed to say that her son, Max, found a paper boat at lidl in Wick!  This paper boat is going on a long long journey south, to Sydney Australia! 

Monday, 18 April 2016

Paper boat found in Caithness.

Lexy & Willie Wallace e-mailed to say they've found a paper boat near their home in Scrabster.  Photo soon!

Its going on a journey south, to A Coruna where her brother and his family live.

As part of my paper boat fun, I'd asked the finder if they have any stories of the sea to share.Willie is from the Western Isle, and sent a link to info about the Iolaire disaster.  Click here to read about it.

1st January 1919

"...The loss of His Majesty’s Yacht Iolaire in the early hours of New Year’s Day 1919 is undoubtedly the most tragic single occurrence to befall the combined island of Lewis and Harris..."