Day 178 – For Peat’s Sake…

Peat, formed by the long term decay of vegetation in boggy wetlands, has been a fuel in Ireland for thousands of years. Although increasingly frowned on as ecologically unsound, it is still harvested by traditional methods, cutting it by hand, and leaving in small piles to dry out.

Peat drying, Connemara – SonyA7iii
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Day 136 – How Much A Gallon…?

I remember paying around 4s 9d a gallon for fuel in the late 1960s, so 2s 3d must have been significantly earlier. No wonder it was sold out at those prices…

Old fuel pumps, St Mawes – iPhone XR