It’s amazing how much glamour and excitement a helicopter can bring into one’s life even on a wild and windy day. Irish Lights have been using our field to land their helicopter, collect and deliver building materials over to Achillbeg Island were they’re improving access to the lighthouse.
When we lived in London the sound of a helicopter sometimes kept us awake at night. We knew it would be a police helicopter chasing some criminals or other and so it became quite a menacing noise. Now it’s the sound of excitement. I love to see it swoop over our roof and watch it hover as the next load is attached to the hook before it sweeps out over Clew Bay to the Island and back again. Then after all the excitement, I get to make tea for the pilot and flirt a little