Notes from a remote island


#521

50mph legally

or

As fast as you like,

…or want to risk. Nearly every road (five of them, one main road and four offshoots, I think) has a ditch at one or both sides.

No cameras or police but animals can stray on to the road anywhere


#522

You need a trial bike.


#523

Why, are they ditchproof?


#524

Nup

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#525

Whatever the speed limit I reckon young Hildur will exceed it !

I have forgotten what a clean spaniel looks like. :slight_smile:


#526

Haha, you want to see the state of them sometimes when we’ve had a lot of rain and they decide to go running in the ditches!

I’ll post a pic next time it happens.


#527

From this evenings walk in beautifully sunny but rather windy conditions

Of course, as soon as we got to Houbie beach, the girls had to go for a dip


#528

Happiness on a Scottish Island


#529

A couple of views today from my birding trip around the island on a lovely October day


#530

Bloody lovely!!


#531

Thank you, I feel very lucky.


#532

No issues with the weather here today. Sea was flat calm and sun shining. Lovely!

Came over a little grey when I was out with the girls, just now, but still calm. Winds due to start increasing tonight.


#533

Great view that. How far from your place?


#534

If you walk across the fields, about 500 yds. By road about half a mile.


#535

Very nice. Is that a neighbour’s place in the centre of the shot?


#536

Yes. That house is about 100 yards from ours.

edit

I’ve actually misnamed the picture ‘Aith bay’ when it should be ‘Houbie bay’ :roll_eyes:


#537

They look close to the edge there. Any problems when the sea is really lashing around?


#538

No worries of serious damage, but they get sea spray. After a rough sea we have to wash our windows to remove all of the salt.


#539

We do the same very regularly. The back of my place faces the sea about 150 yards away though there is a railway building in the way that blocks the worst of it.


#540

Envy is not a condition I suffer from, on this occasion I submit to it. Beautiful and idyllic, Barnaby and I would be very happy on your patch of turf and surrounding waters. Now to stop daydreaming.