When I say calling, there is no Internet or phone signal, at least until about 9pm.
Off the ferry at 5:15, there’s a local shop, more on that later, the nunnery and abbey just in front of me. Thought I’d try and be cheeky and see if I can get close to the Abbey grounds before it closes in 15 mins. I followed two other ladies through the gates into the grounds, what’s going on, it’s open and I’m not being charged. I had a quick look around the grounds, but could I be cheeky enough to go into the chapel?
No it seems, thought that would take the Mickey too much. I still sneaked a look from outside. It’s not my fault much I couldn’t get here earlier and pay yo
Back down to the village and the shop should have closed at five, I’m in luck again. Another fellow was in the shop, he’s here to sort out proper broadband for the island, promising 50mb, they’re currently at 3mb. Ye gods, I’m just about to be upgraded to 300mb!
Yet another bonus
, the nunnery is completely open to the public.
There’s a bit above one of the windows of a naked woman squa
tting which is an ancient way to ward off the evil.
Further down the road, was my accommodation for the night, a hostel that did very well at the eco awards. Oh no
, what awaits! As no shoes allowed inside, lots of bare feet
They seem actually quick a nice mix of an old opinionated Australian guy, couple of lads putting on a pirate accent who I saw going fishing, an American guitarist, a girl with blue hair and an opinionated
Scotsmen. The evening was spent discussing gun law, the trouble with Jaffa, why we needed Syria for trade to India, get out of the EU, piggate and more!
But I’m getting ahead of myself, quick change and downing of s
hop food (nothing as fine as the line caught fish others had that they caught earlier. This I had outside just as the sun decided to have a dip in the sea
This brought on a mist which was getting in my way! Right, time
to descend through the mist to the beach, hope John Carpenter hasn’t been he
Disturbed many a
rabbit as flashes of white tails jumped out in front of me,
but minutes later I peered
out the mist to see the coast in its full glory.
The sea was so blue!
Spend many a moment along the beach and the outcrops searching for signal but still no joy
Back to the hostel, one of the pirates unplugged and replugged in the cable. Internet is here (although 10 people using 3mb!) Hurrah for pirates