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Time to chill

We are on holiday - hip hip hooray!  Time to chill and do very little after a long, rather dreary winter.  We have travelled to the Inner Hebridean island of Colonsay.  We were here this time last year, loved it, and as soon as we got home booked the same cottage again, but for two weeks this time.  

We caught the ferry, Hebridean Isles, from Oban, heading out west towards Mull and then turning south to Colonsay.  A bracing, freezing cold wind drove us inside for most of the journey, but Ted was restless so a few turns around the deck gave us the opportunity to keep an eye on our journey's progress.
So, here we are again, in our cottage by the reed bed.  Just waiting to hear the call of the corncrake, who lives in amongst the reeds on the other side of the stream.  I am sure he'll be in there somewhere.


  1. Do they use those reads for thatching?

    1. I think these are common reed and they may have used them in years gone by. No sign of any thatched cottages on Colonsay now though!


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