|Portstewart, looking towards Dominican College|
Of course the whole thing is still remembered today, as we do in this part of the world, with annual marches and a ceremonial closing of the gates. Most times now this passes off fairly peacefully, thanks be.
|Portstewart Harbour, looking out towards Inishowen and Malin Head|
The Unicolor drum has a piston, which you use to expand or contract the size of the inner tube, so that the volume of chemical required is matched to the number of reels you are using. Nice - except that the piston's rubber gasket has split. Not uncommon, from what I read, and I suppose to be expected after 35 years. Up to now I've found that a bit of petroleum jelly (or Vaseline to give it it's proper name :) has been a good fix. I should probably use the Unicolor drum more often - it's very economical compared to the Paterson. For example, 2 35mm reels in the Paterson needs about 600ml. In Unicolor world, it's 150ml for the first reel and 90ml per extra reel, so less than half what the Paterson needs. Yes, as I write this I'm thinking that I definitely should use the Unicolor system more...