Yesterday we went to visit the American monument commemorating the dead from two ship wrecks in 1918. It is at the end of the Mull of Oa, just down the road from us and we hoped to be able to get down to the coastline. On the way we met close up some of the highland cattle we had previously only seen from some distance. They are amazing and they had calves with them!
The walk was lovely. I had the dogs on leads as it was a bird reserve and there was a sign asking us to do that – so I did. The dogs weren’t hugely happy, but it is good practice for them to walk on leads sometimes. They managed most of the way walking next to me and not pulling.
When we returned from our walk there was a cow right in the middle of the track – we weren’t sure what to do and then a very cool solution arrived – both James and I want one. What could be better than having a quad bike with a working sheep dog on the back and a huge hill-side full of sheep?
At the end of the day when we finally got back from walking in the glorious sunshine on the 7-mile long beach at Laggan Bay the cows from the farm where our cottage is came to pay us a visit. They seemed intent on using the hot tub!