Our family was privileged to travel to the Outer Hebrides two weeks ago to the Island of Barra, with 1,200 inhabitants, beautiful beaches, and one shop. Never before have we stayed somewhere quite so remote – where a day could pass without seeing more than a handful of cars and where we had a close up view of various animals from the window of the house where we were staying. We loved watching the lambs snuggling up in the evening, burying their heads into their mother’s fleece for protection against the wind, or huddling back to back with a sibling in the lee of a rock.
Our equivalent care for Hannah meant bundling her up in a snowsuit and plastic rain cover over our hiking rucksack to simultaneously block out the wind while giving her a grandstand view of the landscape. She was happy.