Well the 3rd annual Isle of May salsa night has been and gone and never has the island seen such a display of latin dancing. With representatives from the Isle of May Bird Obs, Centre for Hydrology and Ecology and Scottish Natural Heritage (the lighthouse didn’t need repairing this year so there was no-one from the Northern Lighthouse board ) it has a good cross section of island stakeholders and yet again we were ably tutored by the long suffering Iain English.
He first showed us some meringue moves partnered by the recently arrived SNH vol Rebecca Wallbank (who wondered what she had wandered into) before moving onto some more complex salsa moves including the very popular body wave.
Here are some of the photos that show the night as it developed. The latin mood miraculously recreated in a small shed on an island 6 miles out in the North Sea.
The dancing carried on through the night gradually changing from latin to 60’s soul until first light.
For some, the all night dancing was a little too much and emergency naps were needed through the day.
We were very lucky to have dancing with us the world renown bird artist Darren Woodhead (http://www.darrenwoodheadartist.co.uk/ ) who was staying at the bird observatory. He filled in time between dances doing a few sketches of island inhabitants but personally I don’t rate him much if his sketch of me is anything to go by – it is nothing like me.