Small periwinkles – forty years ago in my nature notebooks

Small Periwinkles are beautiful. Forty years ago today on 15 August 1976 I was on holiday and I was describing them in my childhood nature notebooks:

Small Periwinkle - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) 2016 David Bailey (not the)

Westray has many Flat Periwinkle shells on its beaches. I can see that the Periwinkles I saw 40 years ago definitely weren’t the Flat Periwinkle; they were the wrong shape and far too small. I collect some shells and take them back to Einar. I wonder how many whorls they have?

Periwinkles - photograph (c) 2016 David Bailey (not the) - The Hall of Einar

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