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    • andres14

      A great opportunity to thank all those wonderful folks in the Western Isles, Orkney and Shetland (and indeed ‘the Republic’) who showed me what ‘real’ life was all about, and helped me visit (and operate from my little tent as a radio ham, from) 272 Scottish and Irish islands over the past 18 years. Please read the poem “If Once You’ve Slept On An Island” (by Rachel Lyman Field)…the last verse sums it up: “Oh! You won’t know why and you can’t say how…Such a change upon you came…But once you’ve slept on an island…You’ll never be quite the same….So many unforgetable memories to help me through old age…