I am offended by your statement, Santaman!For most of the real world his comments are to the left; For North America specifically, they’re far, far, far left.
Moray Firth is good.Ah, but our West coast is wet, and midgie heaven.
East coast is sunny but cold.
I live in the middle
Last summer I noticed quite a few bits of leaf seemingly floating about and saw they were being carried by bees. Took me ages to find out they were using the recessed screw holes on the underside of one of the big hexagonal hardwood tables you see in pub beer gardens. Nature does find a way.I've been 'forced' to make some bee blocks after I left some garden canes laying around and the leafcutter bees took them over. I often see them flying around with some of my pot plants folded underneath them. They also use the side of a pot and its soil to nest in, along with the clips holding the greenhouse glass in and other various cavities about the place.
Tay Salmon Fisheries used to have a good outdoor clothing shop in Perth. Long gone now, but I still have some stuff I bought there. Not sure if this guy is still on the go, but his boats are superb.My big brother worked on the salmon fishing in the Tay when he was at University. I mind going up during the Summer holidays with my Mum and my wee brother to visit him. Huge long nets, hauled in by hand from the bank, and big fish wrestling in it and a man very quick with a short black club.
It was a long time ago now.