The next day we headed out to our land with a lovely view
Look how big the bay is for us to play in
Then we went for a walk to Malaclate beach
Whilst we were there mummy & daddy did a beach clean and brought loads of rubbish back with them
On Sunday we went to Berneray beach whilst a storm was coming in
We didn’t mind the sand storm
Monday was very stormy so we didn’t do much, and then on Tuesday the weather was beautiful again so we went for a walk on the bay at Moorcroft
The bay is beautiful but not many campers get out that far….if only they knew how good it was
Wednesday we went for a run at Baleshare and had some lovey views over the bay at Moorcroft
Here is Pebbles…doesn’t she look good!
On Thursday we went for a walk on the bay by our land
Bess seemed very happy. We also met some of the neighbours which was lovely. Andy & Leanne who are camping on their land at the moment as they already have a driveway. We are still waiting on our driveway and camping area!
I was tired after all the running so I slept on daddy’s chair
and Scratchy had a cuddle with mummy
Friday was another beautiful day at Moorcroft
followed by a walk at Hosta
It was a lovely little bay
Then another walk at Malaclate
When we got back Scratchy wanted cuddles
On Saturday we went to Barra for the day which involved a long drive and a ferry but the views were lovely
The beach by the airport was big
and stood still long enough for a half decent photo
On Sunday we went back to the land and got a picture of the pond
and went out on the bay where we crossed two rivers and Bess ran off briefly! Unfortunately she came back. Mummy was worried as she ran all the way back to one of the rivers but luckily she didn’t cross it!
Then we met another neighbour, Keith, who is lovely too. He has a couple of dogs for us to play with. Then on the way back to Moorcroft we saw a herd of deer running down the side of the road
They were scared as they couldn’t run from the road as there was deer fencing up
Monday was a bank holiday, so we went for walk up North Lee
We got to the top and it was gorgeous
It didn’t matter which way you looked!
The route is well marked with these yellow markers so it was an easy route to follow
We were all very tired the next morning
Until we heard that the Dougstar was coming to see us! He is one cool doggy
Andrew & Dougal were doing a 12 Islands in 12 days challenge so it was only a quick visit for lunch, then they were on their way again
Meanwhile I had been a bit off colour lately and was really worrying mummy as I didn’t want to go for walks round the campsite, but was fine on the beaches. Then mummy realised I could hear the cattle grid on the road outside so mummy consoled me and all was fine. So we went for a walk on the bay.
On Wednesday we went for a run at Baleshare and I rolled in a really stinky dead whale…it was great but mummy wasn’t very happy. Then mummy went to see her new best friend, Arthur the ram who was very poorly with arthritis and sadly went to rainbow bridge.
Then Andrew and Dougal came back to stay for the night and we went over to the land and Andrew used his drone thing to take some photos of the land
It’s very pretty there and we were really grateful Andrew got us some pics to show people
After a lovely evening with Andrew and Dougal and cooking Andrew a big breakfast for his journey back to Lewis (They were camping as they were on the motorbike!), we waved them off
Then we went for a walk on the beach
Bess and I were so tired the next morning that I even let her lie near me on the bed
We went for walk on the bay and got quite wet paddling back as the tide was coming in!
Then everyone sunbathed whilst I hid inside due to the cattle grid!
On Saturday we climbed Evale which was fab.
We even found a small beach on the way
This was us having lunch at the top
Bess decided to be on her own
and Jimmy was just confused as to why we had stopped walking
I think this was looking south
should be North to North & South Lee
On Sunday mummy was very proud of me as I went to the toilet on site and wasn’t as scared of the cattle grid. Really should have milked that one for a bit longer to be honest
Then we went for a walk round Udal starting at Malaclate
I had a nice roll in something that didn’t smell!
The scenery was stunning as always
One of the beaches had some very pretty rocks on them
and looking on to Udal beach
There were some really high dunes on Udal beach so we climbed up them to have some lunch
Jimmy seemed happier to wait for lunch today as he watched the waves
From the beach we climbed up to the high point and looked back over the beach
Mummy tried to get all the beaches in, including east beach, but it didn’t all fit in!
Bess tried to play hide and seek at the top!
Then we went and played on the huge east beach
and then it was back over the dunes to the west beach
and back round to Malaclate where we started
it was a lovely walk, but unfortunately when we got home Jimmy must’ve taken on some salt water and was really thirsty so he downed bowl after bowl full of water and then projectile vomited it all over the van. Not so nice. So mummy stopped him from drinking it quickly until he was better. Meanwhile Bess must’ve drunk some salt water as well as she had a bad tummy. I don’t know what’s wrong with them as daddy carries plenty of water for us all. There is no need to drink the salt water. Dumb dogs!
After all the clearing up, mummy and daddy had a well deserved beer and watched the sun go down!
Monday was not a good day. I was scared of the cattle grid again. Mummy and daddy went to see the architect and left us in the car which is never fun. Scratchy had some different food and was sick everywhere. He decided he couldn’t keep anything down and was even sick on mummy & daddy in the night which meant mummy had to wash her hair at 2 in the morning with no hot water! On the plus side though it was a foal mummy saw in the field the other day. Even the Shetland’s owners were surprised!
Tuesday Scratchy was still being sick, but was able to keep it down by giving him very small portions of his normal food. Anything more than a teaspoon and he was sick again! Mummy did get a better picture of the foal though.
So Scratchy went to the vets on Wednesday, who were running late, so mummy made some new friends in the waiting room. Scratchy got an anti sickness jab and seemed a lot better. We also needed to go and peg the site out as the driveway had been started, so we headed over after daddy finished work. Unfortunately they had started the drive in the wrong place by about 30 metres. It looked good but the wrong place. We pegged the house plot and drive out for them ready for the morning and in the process managed to pull mummy over into a very big smelly bog. She was not very happy and shouted lots at daddy. Mainly because he had just suggested we should go back in the car as we were getting in the way. Oops! We also saw the high tide and saw how much of the salt marsh went under water.
On Thursday the driveway was rectified and we went over to meet Jonathan the digger man and went through it all with him. He seemed very nice but Bess wasn’t so keen. She is a strange dog! Whilst we were there we went for a walk on the bay
When we got home the site was a bit busier and Bess wet herself, bless her. So we went for another walk, this time, over the moors.
On Friday Bess let us lie in till nearly 9am…wahoo! She is learning! Then we went to see the driveway it was looking good!
Saturday was Scratchy’s 17th birthday but he was a bit off colour so we had cuddles instead!
We went out and about and met some of mummy’s new friends and then went for a walk on a new beach called Cull on Benbecula
On Sunday we went back to Berneray beach and it was a lovely day, the calm before the storm!
I had lots of fun playing in the surf and barking at the waves
It is a stunning beach especially when we are in the photo
You can understand why Thailand pretended it was one of their beaches
Wow we are nearly all looking at the camera!
The corner of the beach just goes on forever
and the Harris hills are in the distance
Mummy and Daddy decided to remember Itchy on the beach as it would’ve been his birthday yesterday too
Monday was the storm with gusts of over 50mph, which isn’t a lot for out here but it was very windy at Moorcroft. Although not much rain which was nice. It eased off in the afternoon so we went to see how the driveway was looking.
Tuesday was a nervous and exciting day. Andrew had his Gaelic exam in Lewis and then was heading down to stay with us, but he wasn’t getting here till late.
We popped over to see the parking area and it was looking very good and almost done!
Just some tidying up left to do
and the bay looked lovely in the nice weather again
Whilst we were there we saw Angus, who sold us the land and also owns the Vallay Island. He took us over to the island in his car to check on the cattle. The beaches are stunning over there
the cows were pretty cute too
there were so many and this one in the middle was like a cute cuddly teddy bear
Then we had a play in the bay and headed home to wait for Andrew & Dougal
On Wednesday we went for a walk on the bay at Moorcroft with Dougal
As you can see Bess was more interested in playing with Dougal than us!
On Thursday, some of our friends from running club, down south, were out here and popped into say hello! It was great to see Judith and David as we do miss all our running friends. Then we packed up and headed off on an adventure with Andrew and Dougal. It’s been a lovely month at Moorcroft and I’m sure we will be back again soon. Until next time, love & licks Rosie xxxx