There was a moderate threat in Dorset to ride the motorbike to Islay.......so
With help from Bob (not the first time) and a tip off from another friend, we found the Little Red Trailer on e-bay......bid at the last minute, almost against our friends, who are storing our furniture.........and went 6 miles to Gillingham to fetch it!
Friday morning it had a new bottom and working lights, thanks to Bob and Mark, was loaded and ready to go.....
Back at the Dower House someone wanted Bertie's ruff for fishing! Not a chance, his wives are laying eggs now.
Katie's last stand!
Pointing, chimney flues and cold feet have filled her days, her hair and clothes for too long. Roll on an Australian Christmas!
Goat at Singing Sands on one of our walks.
Nick was forced to leave the Dower House and all it's thought provoking problems for a few days at Topsy's, before everyone went mad!
....back at the Dower House...
Why is it when Bob comes we always get filthy?
....and while Katie and Dan are packing.....
Nick's up the chimney again looking for a flue.....
Is that the end we see?
.....and in another another chimney upstairs a smaller person catches a flue as it lands.....
That bit of flue took Katie a long time to secure and she will be pleased to know that we ordered 58 metres of flue today and saved a lot of money due to her perseverance.
Unfortunately I collected the wrong chimney cap from Buildbase...so Jenny, wanting to ride her bike offered to take it back. Mark sorted the fuel out.....but just as we were thinking the breaking down was over....
She got a great big Blackthorn in her tyre, just outside Port Ellen Bob and Mark to the rescue they took her & bike to Buildbase.
Thanks to Michael from Buildbase, who stopped and would have put the bike in a sling and taken her in the lorry if the cavalry hadn't been on their way!
Bob and Mark made it to the top of the Fairy Hill and saw......
3 Golden Eagles.....
The Dower House From The Top Of The Fairy Hill
Bob's Big Fish!
Some of Mark's photos on Jan's camera
...and this one's my November Sunrise.....
Life On Islay is amazing....still!
Thanks Everyone who has and is helping us, particularly Katie and Dan for November as they kept the show on the road and food on the table for Nick and Rick while I was gone! They are off to Australia for a month, Bob and Mark took them South.
We are now down to 3 of us as Jenny left today as well, but will be back on the 12th to see the Reindeer in Bowmore...I hope they're worth it!
P.S. Dorset is beautiful too, but it makes my head buzz!