Sunday, 5 January 2014
A Scary Seaside Drive To look At A Tractor. ( A break from our smallholding next to the sea.)
The coastal road was like the Grand National at Blackpool Pleasure beach. It was blowing a gale and the white horses were quite mountainous. Never in my life have I ever seen such a sight. We could see why they built a light house there. If only we could harness all that wind and wave power?
Any road. We followed our tractor mechanic friends car to a house perched high on the cliffs. We were in the middle of a gale and several Frisian bullocks huddled together in a Kale field. They looked like die hard none league football fans. I felt sorry for the cattle.
Eventually after a very precarious and long and meandering journey along a single track road. We arrived at the house and noticed the tractor parked in the drive. I wasn't coming back to look at it. So me and number one son pushed the car doors open and attempted to walk to the tractor. It was blowing a gale and icy sleet smacked against my face. Tractor mechanic got out of his car and began to turn the key and turn the engine. Guess what? Yes she started first time with no pre-heat. You can't beat a Ford tractor! Number one son bought her and she's being delivered this week. Yet another restoration project for us both!