Algy was so excited by his appearance in the local newspaper that he decided his assistant ought to do one more book signing event at the local lighthouse before the summer (such as it was…) was finally over and the visitors had all gone home. So he flew back to the lighthouse to make the necessary arrangements and check that everything was in order. It was a wee bit windy on the rocks, to say the least, but the sun was shining and the sea was blue, and Algy was in high spirits, even though he knew that the fine weather would not last.

[The book signing event is on Sunday 30th August – details on Facebook]


Like many of his young friends – and some of the older ones too – Algy is fascinated by the wonderful world of rock pools. There are some fine examples around the tideline on the lighthouse rocks, and Algy loves to perch quietly on a rock and watch the sea anemones and other strange creatures going about their daily life in this precarious environment. Of course it’s rather prickly on the tail feathers, as the rocks below the tideline are thoroughly encrusted with barnacles, but it’s worth it all the same 🙂

Have a lovely weekend, everyone – and if you happen to be in the local area tomorrow, come and meet Algy’s assistant at the lighthouse!

Click through for details of the book signing event at the lighthouse

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 🙂