The sky is not so blue today and there is a fair bit of light cloud. We decided to make it a wash-day – only the second lot this holiday so far. We have deliberately brought lots of simple clothes and crammed Bessie to the hilt.
Mary has two washing machines in the barn so we filled them up and hung the bed clothes out on the the whirly line to dry. It was pretty windy so we were reasonably certain they would dry. The question was, would it be before the forecast rain later?
As there weren’t many photographs taken today, I will add some unseen ones from yesterday.
We drove down towards the airport in the afternoon and spotted the Royal Mail van near the school at Eoligarry. It drove into a small cul de sac of houses so Peter followed it in to ask about our parcel. The postman had it and was quite happy to hand it over for a signature when Peter explained. I don’t think that would happen on the mainland!
I was so happy to get my precious camera and we celebrated with a scone and coffee at the airport café. Just as we were getting out of Bessie, however, I spotted some cars on the sand. They turned out to be vintage Bentleys!
Talking to the owner of the café, apparently one of the owners’ father always used to take his Bentley to Barra so he and a few friends decided to keep up the tradition. Very nice.
I managed to get yesterday’s blog post on although the connection was very slow and it was hard work. No wonder, as we found out that they didn’t have broadband! Castlebay is the only place with such a thing – the rest is satellite and expensive at that. Apparently, the airport authorities are rather mean and, even though the café is used as a departure/arrival lounge, they won’t put any money into facilities for the café. The new owner works a seven-day week and certainly deserves to be successful. It’s much improved on what it was last year.
We celebrated getting the new camera with a Pimm’s and a game of Scrabble!