Row for freedom near the end, thanks for the support.

Many thanks for the support for “Row for freedom” after 3000 miles they are nearly there and are in the last few hours. What an achievement and what effort incredible. They will have fun when they land in Barbados, I hope the weather is better than up North in Scotland. I cannot imagine how they will feel, maybe as we felt when Dan and Rusty climbed Everest incredible.

Living by the Coast is great but you get some wild winds especially this year and as my back is still not right I am not out again on the hill.  By the look of the weather I am not missing  anything, Saturday has been busy as my friend Ned has been visiting and doing a few things round the house for me (I am using my back as an excuse) We were just having a break before the football in was pouring and blowing a hoolie when to great friends arrived, Gus Tait and Bryn Craig. They had walked from Forres by the coast and wanted a  brew, they were soaked, what a day they chose. They looked worse than I did after an epic on the Ben!  At the same time Ali arrived ( my friend’s Daz’s wife) and said that the wind had blown tiles off her roof. I went up to have look and it was not looking good. She had lost 5 tiles and the roof space was open. Her husband Daz was out training Mountain Rescue team members in Avalanche techniques in Fortwilliam.     Lucky Ali’s Dad was about and he was all ready to go up the roof, it was windy about 50 mph and wet? It became a” callout” and Gus stayed in at the house   Being brave mr troops we sent him up! In the end we got it sorted the brave man was Ali’s Dad  who got most of the tiles on.  Mountain Rescue troops are not brave at all and in the end he was the hero and the roof hopefully will stay together till the Insurance sorts it out? There is a lot more to this story but it is in the Tholl Book? “Mountain Rescue in confidence”

It was going to be a quiet night after Donna picked up Gus and Bryn and we got a knock it was Pam’s 70 th birthday. Pam and Irvine are my neighbours. What a night, stories of Burghead, fishing and unique insight into Saint Kilda and Benbeculla some incredible tales, that will be told in another blog. What a life we live!

About heavywhalley.MBE

After dinner speaker Lecturer and Mountain Rescue Specialist. Environmentalist. Spent 37 years with RAF Mountain Rescue and 3 years with a civilian Team . Still an active Mountaineer and loves the wild places.
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