My husband and I live and farm a remote and isolated group of islands in the Falkland Islands. We use a 36 foot steel fishing boat to move between islands. Our lifestyle is pretty much self sufficient. We have a wind turbine for power our own veg gardens and 5,000 sheep that we farm for fine wool and fat lamb.
Thursday, November 17, 2011
No sleep tonight
Extremely windy. Christopher has had to take the dingy out of the water to stop it getting smashed up under the jetty. It was already half full of water and despite having buoys on the jetty the wind and the large swell rolling up the jetty means he can not stop it going under the jetty and eventually ending up swamped. The forecast is predicting damage to structures so there will not be much sleep for me as I worry about Theo at her moorings. At the moment she is riding up and down violently. Christopher will however sleep like a baby confident in his moorings and the fact that she has a good riding chain which stops here from jerking on her anchor. Lucky him.