Following on from Fridays blog…..I’m having to intrude in your Saturday world in order to fit everything in before the chaos of next week starts!
We arrived back home after a fabulous supper with Playmate Ron, his wife Karen, daughter and friend. We were all exhausted from the day and I snuggled into bed. No need for curtains, no lampposts, meant I could see the stars as so little light pollution on this magical island.
It was 7am and as I was typing away on my keyboard, there was a little knock on my door, asking if I was awake, and in walked the tea fairy bearing a pot of tea and a mug….❤️…I really am in paradise 😂
Terry and Philly were going for an early morning run so while they were out I showered and was up and ready for their return….
After a relaxed breakfast with Philly and Terry, me and Philly went out into the wild day, staying local today. We headed for Eoropie beach first……WOW…….took my breathe away….we held tight onto one another, balancing tacross the stones and stream, not sure who was holding who up and battled our way through the wind to the sea edge across the sand dunes, watching the sand pipers skate along the edge foraging for their md morning snack……….
The ruggedness of the coastline was so exhilarating, our noses permanently running. The beach deserted and no footsteps in sight…….just ours…..
We headed back having ticked that off our list of 4 for today, taking one last look back
Our next visit was to the lighthouse…….the end of the world called “The Butt of Lewis” with a huge bird population…the next land after across the Atlantic is Greenland ……again, more WOW views of stunning wild beauty…
We held each other tight as the drop to the sea was close by and the wind was howling…….just breathtaking and so exhilarating…….I managed to take a piccie using my new toy and zoomed into the cormorants standing on the cliff edge in the distance as though the wind was a mere inconvenience than a problem…..If anyone had any cobwebs, they would certainly get blown away here….it has the record as being the windiest spot in the whole of the UK…
We then stopped at a lovely bay where Philly went swimming last year but today it was all we could do to stand up but again, just wow…we then saw another wonderful rainbow…so common on thIs exposed island but mesmerising each and every time……
Our final tick of the morning involved a visit to St Moluags Church which dates back to the 12th century ….Philly read out the history and suddenly the small tiny church was filled with ghosts of times gone by…..
After a lovely lunch of soup and toast we headed over to the Wobbly Dog for my interview with Mark for Ron’s “Deepness Dementia Radio”. Philly went off to the gym while we did the half hour interview and when she came back we were joined by Ron and Karen….I wasn’t typing but I remember Mark asked me some interesting questions and had obviously done his homework……
We chatted over a cuppa before saying our total goodbyes and hugs and headed back home. But not before a piccie of me and Ron outside the Wobbly Dog sign. Ron holds his DEEP peer support group there….
Once home, we snuggled down in front of the fire for my final evening of my mini adventure after another WOW day of stunning scenery with weather that changed every 5 minutes but the sun kept shining on us just at the right moment……being out in the elements, you just couldn’t help but feel refreshed – battered but supremely refreshed…
Philly had made me so welcome, allowing me to share her adventure for 2 nights. I’d woken many times in the night, as usual, trying hard to remember the layout outside my bedroom door, but felt comfortable and safe due to the simple image I had in my mind……the sign put on the front door for my benefit saying :
Philly has embraced her adventure and immersed herself in island life, just as an adventure should be, otherwise you’ll blink and the time will be over, just as my mini adventure is now over as I fly back in the morning…..it was WOW …..just WOW…..thank you Philly….