To infinity and beyond....

Today was hilarious. An early start and the intrepid explorers decided they were heading out an early morning hack and I decided that I couldn't possibly let them go on their own..they are a danger to themselves & others when they get let loose...


They were talking about tackling Cambret Hill and across to Skyreburn. Considering these lot can get lost/forget heading to the yard I couldnay chance them heading up there ... between the peat hags and ditches there's a fair chance o them not coming back (I'd miss the horses)


Started off a bit ropey when Anneliese turned up early, thinking she was late, Zoe was in hot pursuit and Harriet took the wrong turning from her new house and was later still... and all this before 8.30am (on a Sunday morning they were keen.....)


Decided I couldnt cope wi their excitement and I took myself off to the hill to check on the residents up there. All well and munching happily.


Back at the yard, the 3 degrees had their horses sparkling and gibbering like budgies onboard and just about to head out just as the rain came on.. It was a jacket, leggings and bunnet trip for me as we set off..


The rain drooned everyone by the time we got to 'Clachreid' (I was fine). The 1st obstacle was duckin underneath the stane lintel to get through the old coo byre... Zoe/Mac ok, Harriet/Rio ok, and Anneliese /Glasgow came out like a 'cork in a bottle.'.. but still onboard so all well...


Onwards and upwards to the Cambret and the masts at the top.. The weather started to dry up but very stodgy underfoot... the team managed a few wee canters up the easier parts, a bit of mountaineering at points (a mountain goat would have been proud of them) then the mist came in and of course I'd suggested the Masts as the view from there is amazing.....NOT TODAY... thankfully managed to avoid the peat hags...


Zoe had to get off at the masts as Macs saddle was on his bum by the point and I was informed her nickers were missing (too much information)...


Harriet & Anneliese were busy discussing where places were (in the mist) and both had the coast on the wrong side and Harriet lived on the Isle O Mann..... thankfully I knew where I was but at this point I was leaving them to find their own way to Skyreburn (under my direction and following a tarred road in one direction so I was hopeful that couldn't go wrong).. I was heading back to get the lorry to meet them at Harriet's house and bring them back to the yard...


Anneliese got quite worried about me going back myself and offered to accompany me... I declined as I've experienced Anneliese in emergency mode before......


The journey back was uneventful. Picked up Suz, with her peg leg, and headed off in lorry to pick up the debris from Harriet's.



There they were sitting like 3 garden gnomes in Harriet's garden with the horses munching away quite happily. Suz videoed them trying to pronounce the place names .... its hilarious ..


Once back to the yard, Bacon rolls all round and the horses a bath, feed and eventually back out...


The day didn't finish there as the second lot were ready to work with their horses and they decided to go a wee hack... set off in the blazing sun but the time they got to the road end the heavens opened and they were drenched.... didn't stop them the daft bunch and they returned about an hour later...



Also we had a viewing this afternoon and another one of our residents has been offered a new home and will head off next week sometime.

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