Dear all, Sarah’s special honey and medicinal brandies did the job and we are now back to our full healthy selves again. With the Christmas break behind us we walked around to Stromness to start on the next cemetery. The walk around was a little less stressful than before. Either we are getting braver with […]
Cemetery Maintenance 1998-99
Pat and Sarah Lurcock spent the southern summer of 1998/99 tidying up the cemeteries at Leith, Stromness and Husvik.
Dear all, Crikey, another week whizzed past again already! We are now back at Husvik enjoying an enforced wait in front of the fire while snow squalls blast past every now and then. A few last days of excellent weather saw the Stromness cemetery work finished, apart from a second coat of masonry paint on
Dear all, Summer continues to throw all her variations of weather at us this week. Today, Saturday, was the first day for almost a week when we didn’t get at least a snowy shower, though none of it really settled down here at sea level. That which did settle higher up made the mountains and
Dear All, The high winds seem to be the common theme of the last week and have largely determined what we have been doing, and when. As time is running out we press on with the work whenever possible in the hope there may be time left for a few purely recreational sorties before we
Dear All, Finished! Only slightly frustrating that the end of the cemetery work was forced by running out of materials rather than coming to the end of the job. Still, the last headstones are mended and all has been painted with the usual immediately effective results. There was enough paint for only one coat….ideally we’d
Dear all, Our summer break draws to a close with HMS Dumbarton Castle due to pick us up tomorrow (Monday 15th Feb) and return us to King Edward Point, where Pat will once more take up the the reins as Marine Officer in time for the end of the tourist season and the start of