The Boston bar of an 80s TV show might be beyond our reach to go and live in but if the last few days are anything to go by life is about to lose it’s anonymity.
After a few days with friends down in Yorkshire (which we used to call ‘the north’, oh how we laugh at our geographical ignorance of the past…) we headed back across the border again on Wednesday, primarily for my crofting course in Inverness but also to sort out some finer details about our temporary home for the first year. Being so close (relatively) to Rum and with an unexpected free day when the ferry does a day trip we decided to head over for the couple of hours between the ferry yesterday.
Having talked to the lovely people at Mcleod’s caravans and looked at several of the statics they have for sale we knew what information we needed to gather before selecting the right static.
We were greeted on the ferry by the chef who remembered us from our crossing a couple of weeks ago and brought over the Highlands & Islands paper with an article about us on page three! We caught up with a few islanders as we dashed around taking photos and eyeing up the access track and very gratefully accepted a lift to and from the pier. All too soon we were back on the boat again hoping that next month we are on the boat again on our way ‘home’.
Today I have been on a crofting course run by Scottish Crofting Federation – day two is tomorrow. I walked in and was introduced to another attendee who has been reading our blog and also knows one of our previous WWOOF hosts. Always good to know it’s not just family and friends who read about our adventures 🙂 And it inspires me to get posting!
Day one of the course has been excellent – loads of questions answered and contacts made. Ady, Dragon and Star were off doing further research on getting the static sorted and after lots of phonecalls and another visit to Macleods they have chosen one and all that remains is the phonecalls and emails to book delivery / make payments for that. Hurrah, a home!