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Sending a postcard

Few times we tried to go to the post offices here on the islands to sent post cards. Not always have we succeeded. Some were shut on certain days, some did not open till the afternoon, or few days later. Yet, we got to one yesterday, and fortunately with much less effort than others before us. Lots of people know St Kilda and how remote it is from the mainland. It almost sounds like the inhabitants there had a romantic, yet very reclusive existence. I am not sure they saw it that way, but the truth is, there wasn’t something like a post office in those days. The Kilda mail sent in bottles is famous, and in a museum in Uig we found one of the Kilda mail boats. Which was made when they were running out of food providing for ten Austrian sailors, who were saved from their aground ship. In the message they asked for provisions to be sent to them. Later after the sailors returned home the Kildians were rewarded £100 pounds by the Austrian government.


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