The Creel now has the image of a blue lobster as its favicon. Why blue? Well because lobsters ARE blue – while they're alive! They go red only when boiled. I've heard it said that that this is to make us blush with shame at our action of dropping them into boiling water. I take comfort from the fact that 1) it kills them instantly, and 2) they're so delicious that I'm prepared to blush a little at the treatment I mete out to them.
So a blue lobster favicon for The Creel it is, but here are some red Orkney lobsters I got from one of the fishermen in St Margaret's Hope. (I cooked these as a treat for myself and some friends few days ago):
I didn't take the photo that heads this page, It's the Hope in the 1890s, My grandfather, who was born near here in 1849, would have seen it like this. Today it's all skyscrapers with beachfront hotels and cafés and looks like this:
Actually, I reckon he'd find his way around without too much trouble!
I like to take photos and am fond of clichés - so I'll say I find them to be worth a thousand words.