We have just been through our first gale of the Equinox, Storm Ali. The wind blew hard(ish) and there was lots of rain so, after battening down the hatches, putting out new candles, checking all the animals had everything they wanted, we went inside and weathered the storm. It was noisy but not destructive.
So the upshot is that I haven’t been out taking any photos today.
At a loss for the blog, I went through some on my iPad and found the Norwegian boat, Statsraad Lehmkuhl, a three-masted barque rigged sail training ship that had berthed in Lerwick – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Statsraad_Lehmkuhl. I had popped into town last week for a meeting and ended up eating my fish and chips looking at this beautiful boat. The light was going but she was still very beautiful sitting in her mooring.
Then of course there is Her Maj who is doing very well, having finally forgiven us for leaving her in June for the Icelandic Horse British Championships. It has taken a while and she now eats her food and stops looking resentfully at us.
In fact, BeAnne even smiles. I love my special little dog. She is the other half of me and we need each other very much, though I mostly go for my daily walks on my own or accompanied by sheep. BeAnne rarely offers to come along unless I drag her along on a lead. I think daily walking is good for both of us. My back has certainly benefited these last few months and I am almost back to normal, even riding Haakon every day.
And lasty, Monster Chubblie. He has chins. ‘Nuff said.
Hopefully tomorrow will be back to normal. Well, as normal as it gets around here!