Droving sheep to Hestan Island at low tide in Auchencairn Bay on the Solway Firth. There’s a local guide who knows these mud flats but nonetheless it’s a hazardous enough operation from the farming point of view as to require four horsemen and at least five dogs to drove about fifty head of sheep. The land bridge between Hestan Rack and Almorness Point lasted for over an hour while we watching. All the horsemen returned and as my understanding is that sheep are experts at escaping, I don’t quite understand why they stay on the island at the next low tide. Maybe there’s a shepherd camping there.