'I took da shivil.. an I says; Tammy, now..if ever du did wirk i dy life.. try du best..ta empty her'

Discovered after an informative trip to The Boat Haven on Unst, that some sixareens did indeed have pumps, and also they had bigger bailing shovels as well as the oskerries to assist the removal of  'heavy smoorie of spray from the owse room'. 

So those of you who have been worrying about this issues, I hope that this allays some of your concerns for the poor sixareen fishermen desperately trying to empty their boats as the 'lumps of water' crashed in, threatening to swamp the boats in heavy storms.


  1. No bailing here. weaving and garden work.
    like the tonalety of your more grey works.
    happy valentine


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