Peterh – I would recommend the island over the mainland 1000 times and twice on Sunday mainly because of my love of the the water and that it is unique. Now granted I am sitting in the US typing this and you will get advice from a lot of seasoned veterans but the best advice is that you go down when your hip is ready and give it a try by staying for a while and visiting with the other residents. Obviously those on the island still love it as they are still there but there are others who tried it and it didn’t work out and they left under the cover of darkness. Wish you luck.

But why eat my vegetables I already know that I am short!