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Hermit Crabs

Housing Ladder - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Struggling up the property ladder

Finding a new home is always a struggle. There’s the emotional wrench of leaving your old home behind, the uncertainty of whether you’ll fit into your new place and the difficulty of finding somewhere suitable when there’s so much competition. It’s difficult for people in the same way it’s difficult for Hermit Crabs.

Hermit Crab - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

My eyes popped out on stalks

My eyes metaphorically popped out on stalks when I saw this Hermit Crab in a Westray rock pool. There are well over …

Pincer movement - photograph (c) 2016 David Bailey (not the)

Pincer movement

A Hermit Crab emerges from its shell, pincers first; it’s just like me getting out of bed in the morning.

Flatfish on Feet

Flatfish on Feet

Idyllic weather in Orkney? T-shirt and shorts on the beach? It must be August and it must be a fluke, surely? Westray …