I think I am getting too old for this (I never thought I would write that!)
Yesterday was our Simmer Dim (midsummer) night’s ride. It was magical bit I am exhausted now. I have seem to have lost the art of being able to go to bed at 02:30 without suffering for the whole of the next day.
I am writing this arse about face (back to front). We went for a ride with the ladies from Houlls and Hounds in Burra yesterday evening (I will write about it tomorrow as the photos are just coming through, I am too exhausted and need to go to my bed).
Today, we returned to Burra to collect two of our horses that we had left behind. I only have room in the van for two horses and there were four of us last night. We also helped Bjorn with a voluntary stallion assessment for Merkisayre Surety. Boy, that Shetland pony stallion can more – I mean really move.
While the assessment was going along, I spent some time taking a few photos of the surrounding scenery.
So, here they are:-
Even in Burra, there is telephone box vandalism. Sad.
I found a beautiful old boat that had been lugged onto the shore. never to sail again – now, more ornament than function with a giant hole in the hull. The wonderful texture of the weathered old wood contributed to the fact that this boat was spending the rest of its days in a field.
Splendid and so very Shetland.
There were beautiful sea pinks growing everywhere on the shore. I am very fond of these flowers. Always strong in the sometimes fierce summer weather.
And so to bed. Tomorrow, I will put up the simmer dim riding photos. The best fun I have had for a very long while.