Monday, 8 January 2018

Blowing Away The Cobwebs

I woke this morning to a glow in the sky, the glorious splendour of  a red sky.  Although as the saying goes..."a red sky in the morning a shepherd's warning"...it was without doubt a beautiful sight.



The warming glow over the horizon gave me the push that I needed to go on a little jaunt around the Island.  We needed some fruit, vegetables and a few DIY supplies anyway so armed with our cameras off we went.



Fasten your seat belts and we will take a slow drive along the main road heading south.







The coastline was a joy with the waves thrashing into the rocks sending a gigantic spray into the air.  We did stop a few times to admire the views.  A 40 minute drive to Stornoway took nearly 2 hours as we gasped at every turn.  The change of light as the clouds moved quickly through the skies and the dramatic skyline with the mountains as a backdrop made for some beautiful photos.






The Morven gallery was closed but is on the list for another day.



A little detour off the main road at Barvas and we were able to take in some of the wonderful history of this Island.  Once again taking in the beauty of the coastline.





 Finally, the last leg of the tour as we go into the main township Stornoway, the breathtaking views as you drive through Newmarket.





 Now as I am typing this and looking out of the window, the skies are darkening and there is once again a red tinge to the sky.


 We have certainly blown away the cobwebs and enjoyed a lovely day out.  We did fall off the wagon and had fish suppers but tomorrow is another day. 

A very warm welcome to new followers, I do hope you enjoy my little adventures through life.

See you soon.






40 comments:

  1. What a beautiful sunrise. How lovely to go out for the day and enjoy the where you live, such beautiful views.

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  2. All that lovely fresh air in spectacular surroundings xx

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  3. What a fabulous way to spend the day. I was gasping at every turn too. You have captured it well with wonderful photos. I wonder what the, "Red sky in the morning, shepherd's warning," will bring...

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  4. thanks for taking us on your journey, great pics, love the landscape.

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  5. A stunning drive. Oh how I wish I could join you, I love adventure and new sights.
    Blessings,
    Betsy

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  6. Your beautiful and rugged countryside was wonderful to see. Thanks for sharing this trip with us. Loved the battle plaque.

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  7. I know you really enjoyed that beautiful ride about your area! The sky photos are amazing! And the coastline is always a favorite of mine. I love the ocean wherever it meets the shore. ♥

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  8. beautiful photo's.. especially love the one of the coast.

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  9. Great pictures. I liked coming along with you on your drive!!

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  10. What a beautiful drive - so nice to see the countryside with the mountains and sea and sheep and beautiful stone house. Hope you get to stop at the gallery next time around! x Karen

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  11. what a gorgeous area, need to visit one day........

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  12. Beautiful photos. I love the sunrise photos. So lucky to live in such a beautiful place. Makes life a little easier.

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  13. A beautiful little tour. What a neat place to live! Thanks for your blog. Phil/Minnesota

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  14. The saying I know as a sailor is "Red sky in the morning is a sailors warning, red sky at night is a sailor's delight." I thoroughly enjoyed the photos from your day out. And that's why you don't steal cattle! LOL! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  15. I love the pictures. I was blessed to go to Scotland last year and long to return.

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  16. I enjoy the ride with you. Beautiful views!

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  17. What a beautiful landscape ! In fact you live permanently on a holiday place !

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  18. Lookslike a wonderful journey with so many beautiful sights along the way:)

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  19. Well if you are going shopping I can't think of a nicer way to do it than drive through that wonderful landscape. Just beautiful.
    Hugs-x-

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  20. Beautiful photos. Thank you for sharing.

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  21. Beautiful pics !!!
    Have a cozy day !
    Anna

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  22. Such beautiful scenery, thank you for the tour.

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  23. Thank you for that beautiful drive. Fish and chips is one of my favourite meals :-)

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  24. You live in such a beautiful place with an incredible history. Glad you are enjoying it.

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  25. Such a picturesque landscape, full of those wide sky and sea vistas.

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  26. I would want to park myself at that coastline and never come back. Beautiful scenery. I love traveling with you and learning the history of your area. Peaceful.
    betsy

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  27. Fantastic way to wake up while me today I can only see fog outside the window!! :((
    Have am Happy New Year dear... :)
    That's Amore Blog🥂

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  28. Such beautiful scenery, and those skies! It's nice to learn something about the history of the island too, it's always interesting to know about the place where you live and what has gone before.

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  29. Yes truly beautiful sight.feels so peaceful place.

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  30. I do!! I do enjoy your adventures. Thank you for the photos and for your joy that you share with us.

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  31. Love these photos and following along on your trips. :-) Looks like a wonderful time! Looking forward to more photos, have a great day!

    Blessings,
    Jill

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  32. Wow...what a gorgeous sunrise and stunning country sides! Thanks for the tour!

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  33. Wow...what a gorgeous sunrise and stunning country sides! Thanks for the tour!

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  34. I can see why it takes you two hours to get to town. I, too, would be stopping at every vista and view. What beautiful sun rays to bookend your day!

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  35. How beautiful and serene all of your photos and your tour is! Just lovely

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  36. Loved touring "your" island. We had the most beautiful sunset yesterday, and today it's all gray and drippy.

    Love seeing what life is like "over the pond".

    What happened to "red sky at night; sailor's delight"? I guess sailors can handle gray and drippy so long as there's no wind.

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