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The Sutor through the snow

The Sutor through the snow, originally uploaded by ccgd.

The snow is back - and is now going again - but boy was it deep and not at all crisp and even. Very wet and very heavy. This snap shows the Sutor at about 9:00 this morning, and the snow continued until lunchtime. Thawed thereafter, but still lots about.

My last post - yesterday - perhaps hinted that I thought that Magnus's training session was cancelled cos "sissy Southerners shout Uncle at the first sign of a snowflake". Well I was wrong, Very wrong. A9 blocked in three places, airports closed etc etc.


I might as well as ask the stupid question - why is it called the sutor ?
Like your pics btw


The two headlands at the entrance to the Cromarty Firth are called the North and South Sutors - which is the old Scots word for Shoemaker or Cobbler. They were supposed to resemble two old "sutors" hunched over their work. There is a local story that they only had one set of tools between them, and they used to throw hammers and awls back and fro between the them....

Glad you like the snaps.

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