Loose Ends: Abandon Ship

Good afternoon,

We are living in very difficult times with worries for ourselves, for those we love and for the wider world. I hope all readers are okay. Posting anything here over the last couple of weeks hasn’t felt right. I don’t think the world needs another anguished, worried voice out there. Instead, I’ve decided to start again and post the rest of the Loose Ends series, every Wednesday, as before. There’s one tonight, which appears below, and one next week. After that, I’m going to post some old stories from the Loose Ends series with some new words around the older photos. When we can’t adventure, we can at least remember the ones we’ve had before and plan new ones.

I should point out here that this adventure and the one that appears next week happened in January. It feels like a lifetime ago. Without further ado, this is Loose Ends, from Dundee, from January, by a bar.

A mural of a ship atop a sea. Roses are in the foreground, some with skulls in the centre. The words ‘Abandon Ship’ are on the left.

I hasten to add that I didn’t get shipwrecked or pished this time, admiring some street art outside a bar in Dundee. I had noticed it from the bus as it came into the City of Discovery and soon wandered back to get a closer look. It connected with the last Loose Ends link, the mighty DunBear, because John Muir, who inspired the sculpture, went to America on a ship. The art was sensational with a galleon on a stormy sea with dark roses in the foreground, the roses including a couple of skulls. A grim end was duly promised. My day grew grimmer with the cold and the prospect of the football, which yielded a replay the following week in Edinburgh. But the art was nice.

The final link came just across the way in a building that looks like a ship.

Thanks for reading. The final link in the current Loose Ends run appears next week. The Loose Ends page features links to the other instalments in the series.

14 thoughts on “Loose Ends: Abandon Ship

  1. Alli Templeton

    Lovely piece of street art, Kev. My daughter, being a tall ship fanatic, heartily approves. Like the name too. We’re all looking back to happier times now – it helps to keep the spirits up. Look after yourself, Kev. 🙂

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      1. Amidst the craziness, you and your colleagues are doing incredible work. The rest of us just need to do our bit so you can do yours. I wish you all the very best.

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  2. Love the mural! I was struggling a bit with what to post about too, but I decided the best I can probably offer at the moment is a bit of escapism, so I’m reliving old backpacking adventures from next week (though admittedly it will start off a little depressing.) Hope you’re doing alright!

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