Monday, 4 February 2019

Surrounded by Beauty

Where on earth did January go?  Already we are well into February, time seems to be flying by.  33 years ago yesterday I was in a British Military Hospital in  Germany giving birth to our middle daughter Amie, what a joy she brings to our lives.  How times have changed, back then I had to stay in hospital a week after giving birth.

Saturday we awoke to bright blue skies and white fluffy clouds so we decided to go out for a short drive and have a walk along the coastline.  Wrap up well and come along with us, make sure you have gloves/mittens on as the wind is biting.

Buckle up and off we go, first stop Europie.  You can just see the beach from the road by the park.



The ground is still frozen and along the edge of the road you can still see hailstones from a recent downpour.


Back into the car and on to our favourite cove, parking wasn't an issue as we were the only ones about.



The little streams of water still running although frozen at the sides.   Here and there remnants of the downpour of hailstones could be seen.



The breathtaking beauty of this cove always takes my breath away and brings backs some lovely memories of our Grandchildren enjoying this little beach.


The shadows here and there making taking the photographs a little more challenging.




Back into the car for a few seconds until we reach the Butt of Lewis, the most North Westerly point of the UK I believe.  A beautiful lighthouse also stands proudly there, if only it could talk.  I am betting it would have many a tale to tell.





The wind whipped around and it really was quite cold and yet exhilarating to be out in the fresh air.  It was a delight to have a wander, although we were careful not go to close to the edge.






Back home to a mug of hot chocolate and thankfully the cottage is warm and cosy.  Come on in and make yourself at home.  I hope you enjoyed our little tour.

As always I thank you for your visit here and your comments.

See you soon.

41 comments:

  1. It was a lovely trip, thank you for taking us along. Breathtaking views, if you had the "desired" weather you would have wall to wall visitors in the summer. That would spoil it though, it is the main reason that I chose an untouristy part of Wales to move to. I have the mountains and valleys, lots of footpaths to explore but very few visitors. Selfish, probably but we do get through traffic and tourists some as near as Llandeilo and Brecon en masse.

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  2. A lovely bright day for your walk but it still looks very cold. Nice to have a warm cosy cottage to come home to.

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  3. I had a good look at your beautiful photos. This is the kind of coastline I like, wild and rugged. Our is very flat and calm. Even in rough weather we don't get waves; further up the coast in Blackpool and beyond we do, but here it's to flat for waves. I love being by the sea. I love a walk in the bracing air to blow away the doldrums and clear the mind. Thank you for taking me on your little drive along the coast. Best, Jane xx

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  4. Love this rocky coastline and what a beautiful day with that clear blue sky. I love these water pictures. I wished I lived closer to the beach. We are going for a few days to the beach for our anniversary this weekend. It's cold but nothing beats the sounds of crashing waves at the shore this time of year, plus it's not crowded at all.

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  5. I enjoyed that little trip indeed. Thanks for squeezing all of us in your car!

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  6. Such gorgeous views. I know how fortunate you must feel to be surrounded by all that beauty. We love the winter beach here, partly because we often have it all to ourselves! A bit selfish i guess.

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  7. Just gorgeous! Thank you for the photos.

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  8. What a beautiful drive out. Always love the sea.

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  9. Ooooh I can almost feel the cold through your pictures.
    What a stunning place.
    Hugs-x-

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  10. Great pictures !!!! Looks like Spring is in the Sun and Wind in shadows...
    Have a lovely week !
    Happy Birthday to Amie !
    Anna

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  11. Thank you for the beautiful tour of your favorite beach. Wondering if you have an opportunity to catch much fish? Or is it available in the local shops?

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  12. Oh I so enjoyed this tour! Exquisite pictures...

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  13. I enjoyed this trip very much! Your photos of the coastline are wonderful. The cold crisp air didn't bother me one bit. The lighthouse is beautiful. Can you go inside and take a walk to the top? Have a lovely week in your warm cozy cottage. ♥

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  14. I love that little beach.

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  15. I love the blue sky trying to be out. You live in a beautiful area, so peaceful! Happy birthday to your daughter!

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  16. Your views are magnificent...breathtaking as you say! Of course, we all notice those amazing blue, blue skies. It is a good thing to get out and about in the bright sunshine, but a good warm cottage to go home to is oh so fine. I would so love to sit down with you for a nice mug of hot chocolate.

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  17. I did enjoy that tour. I love that sort of wild coast. Thank you for that.

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  18. Your favourite cove looks wonderful and how super to have it all to yourselves:)

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  19. How beautiful! Thank you for sharing all those pictures from your day out. :)

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  20. I have a special part of my heart for the endless sky of the prairies. And the wind. It's nice to know we have something in common.

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  21. Awesome pictures! I love the ruggedness of your Island and the waves! It does look chilly though.
    Happy Birthday to your daughter.

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  22. Well, that's blown the cobwebs away - wonderful! I've just caught up with all your January posts, your Christmas travellings look wonderful, all of them, but especially Efteling. I like your crochet projects too, the colours are lovely and just shout "Scotland" to me. I'm looking forward to seeing Bertie's blanket complete with border. (And I haven't forgotten about your parcel.) x

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  23. Yes, that would be fun to hear the lighthouses stories, some happy but also sad ones. A good day for a drive around the island.

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  24. Oh what a nice drive you took us on. My big question is.. the neat stone building on the cliff above your favorite cove.. is it inhabited? Can you imagine their view.. and their wind? Sending hugs your way. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  25. Great pictures. It looks so rugged and beautiful.

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  26. happy birthday to your Amie! these are beautiful moments captured. i love seeing snippets of other lands. thank you for sharing with us. xxx

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  27. Happy Birthday to your middle daughter. I was also born in February , 43 years ago. :D.

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  28. You really are surrounded by such beauty, I hope next year we get to our dream area which is equally beautiful.

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  29. Doesn't it look absolutely gorgeous in the sunshine. Lucky you!

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  30. Beautiful scenes from your a wonderful ride. You are blessed to be able to enjoy such natural beauty.

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  31. Oh how beautiful! -happy sigh- The beauty and majesty and power, of the sea... Wonderful. Love to be able to really accompany you. :-)

    Our children are in their 50's, so you can imagine how I understand, long hospital stays, after birth. ,-) Times have certainly changed...

    Hugs, hugs, hugs...

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  32. Such a beautiful place. Your pictures takes us to places we've never been before. Love the lighthouse standing tall with beautiful sky at the back

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  33. Thanks for the ride around with you! Nice scenery! It's chilly here today, as we had some snow but it's all gone, for now! Yep, I need some hot tea right now so take care and thanks for visiting my blog! Aw the memories of baby's birth...yep, 3 or 4 days in hospital 39 years ago Dec with Megan, in Air Force hospital in New Mexico!

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  34. You are lucky to live in such a gorgeous place.
    Amalia
    xo

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  36. It's always a delight to come for a drive (or walk) with you. You live surrounded by natural beauty with evidence of island history to appreciate too. The views of the lighthouse and the rugged coastline are wonderful.

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  37. I enjoyed the armchair scenery! Not as invigorating as your walk, but certainly warmer. Such magnificent and rugged scenery. Coastlines are full of magic, I think.

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  38. I vey much enjoyed the driving tour, Lorraine, and what a great day to capture wonderful photos along the way. Thanks for taking us along although seeing it in person would have been much nicer and yes I would have bundled up.

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  39. Loved our drive; the sky was gorgeous. Loved the hot chocolate as well, but next time, could you make us some homemade marshmallows to add?

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