Sunday, March 7, 2010

Two fishing boats anchored side by side last evening in the twilight, as the ocean calmed after a brilliantly hot sunny day. The air was still enough for us to light birthday candles on the pavlova - I wonder if the boat skippers trained their glasses on us as we did on them. We had four vehicles and a caravan on top of the cliff, they couldn't miss us. They made a memorable silhouette as we finally turned for home and our cosy beds.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Magnus with dogs and horse and helper in front of woolshed

My dad went from Bettyhill to Tierra del Fuego at age 18, in 1930... he settled very well, worked at Estancia Sara (Argentina) for some years then went to the Chilean mainland to Estancia Rospentek. He left to join the RAF in 1942 -ish., and never returned. I did though - I visited in 1976 and met a few folk who had known him.