Here is where we sat with our lunch and then had a stroll along the craggy rocks, admiring the yellow sand and the gentle lapping of the waves as they rippled across the beach and pebbles. It was soothing to the soul watching the gentle rhythm of the sea. It was also fun to watch the antics of the sheep who have one thing on their minds GREEN GRASS!...and their next mouthful.
After lunch we carried on our drive down to Rodel to visit St Clements Church. You can see it from quite a distance away due to its tower and it is built on quite a hill.
St Clements is a late 15th Century Church in Rodel built for the Chiefs of the MacLeods of Harris. It is dedicated to Pope Clement 1.
It was obviously very dark inside the quality of the photographs are not good.
I took photos of the information boards so that you could see them for yourself if you enlarge them. The graveyard contained a number of MacLeod tombs, so it was quite interesting reading some of the headstones.
We then drove on to Leverburgh the second largest village after Tarbert named after Lord Leverhulme an English businessman who funded the construction of roads, piers and houses in the 1920's. We did browse a couple of shops but were not tempted this time to buy anymore Harris Tweed.
The beaches along the coast of Harris were a wonderful sight, the yellow sand and azure sea were magnificent. It was indeed a great day out and one that will be repeated very soon.
We finally had some sun yesterday so a start has been made washing the fleece, given to me by a generous neighbour. It is still quite dirty so I think it may need a second wash. This is quite a learning curve for me as I have never prepared a fleece for spinning before. Any advice would be gratefully received.
We are going to Ness Gala this afternoon, have you any plans for the weekend?
See you soon.