Next weekend, Algy’s assistant will be signing copies of Algy’s book A Surprisingly Fluffy Bird at the local lighthouse, which is one of Algy’s favourite haunts. So Algy decided to celebrate by devoting his posts this week to some of his adventures on the lighthouse rocks.
On the more sheltered side of the lighthouse, massive steps carved out of the rock lead down to the sea. There are no railings nor any other means of preventing unwary visitors from tumbling into the sea, so even a fluffy bird has to take care, especially in high winds or when the sea is stormy. On this occasion, however, the sea was relatively calm – just swirling quite gently around the rocks in the treacherous waters. The wind, however, was nearing gale force, so Algy had to maintain a very firm grip on the rock to prevent himself from being hurled into the ocean.
If you are visiting the West Highlands of Scotland (or live in the area) and would like to meet Algy’s assistant, please come along on Sunday 16th August – you can find more details about the book signing event on Facebook 🙂