Comment posted Yeoman Bontrup: Dawn date with the Lazarus ship by Murdoch MacKenzie.
Great news reporting on a happy outcome from what must have been a traumatic time for the ship and crew. Fire is an ever present danger in our lives and in the right conditions can be set off with the most minor “spark”.
The pictures of the slip at Oban bring back memories of the wonderful times when we would berth at Kerrera and shuttle back and forth on the marina ferry.
You should upload one of your pictures, ideally including some local scenery, to the Marine Traffic site to, hopefully, displace the sad picture that they tag to the ship at present.
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Times have indeed changed. I went to school in the country and Summer was then, as it is now, the time of year when the North Pole was at it’s closest to the sun, an astronomical event. This was important to know as many plants needed daylight to help them grow. School holidays and temperature lag did not come into it like Wikipedia and the Met Office seem to find important today.
I’m pretty sure the idea of this later summer that you were taught has come from England via the city schools of Glasgow, to whom the seasons had less meaning.
Irrespective of what anyone says or prints the Summer Solstice is mid-summers day, meaning that the 13 weeks of summer begin ~ 5th May.
People can change the dates that they wish to call summer, but as far as I am aware they have not yet worked out how to change the tilt of Planet Earth. I’m sure that some of them will be working on it though.
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Well, it’s a long time since I went to school but Spring started then on 1st February, Summer 1st May, Autumn on 1st August and winter on the 1st of November.
I know that it starts on 1st May in Ireland as well so it could be a Celtic thing or relating to Beltane.
It is not governed by being in the Northern Hemisphere as the Americans have theirs much later than Scotland. When does summer begin in England, they have the school summer holidays much later than we do?
As a matter of interest, did you go to school in Scotland or some other country?
By my calculations, there are four seasons of 13 weeks, the summer solstice is on 21st June, so Summer would begin 6-1/2 weeks before that date, about the 5th of May.
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