Saturday, 20 July 2019

The Lewis Trilogy

My apologies for not been around and for not replying to emails.  Once again I seem to have technical issues with the computer.  Today I seem to be able to log in but for the past few days it has been an impossibility.  Anyway long may this last...

Today I thought I would take you on a tour.  No, not a magical mystery tour, a tour of the places mentioned in the Peter May books.  There is a trilogy of books written by Peter May set on the Isle of Lewis the Outer Hebrides which form part of the archipelago of the Hebrides, separated from the Scottish Mainland and from the Inner Hebrides by the waters of the Minch.  'Don your hats and I will show you around the North, the top end of the Island around the township of Ness.

I won't tell the stories but just outline the places mentioned.

Ness Harbour breakwater:



The sheds:




The beach and sea around the harbour:




Shawbost Store:


The Free Church at Cross:


Cross Post Office:


Cross Inn:





Cross Store:




For those that have not read any of the Peter May books I can sincerely recommend them.  I must admit they do add another dimension to the magic of this beautiful and tranquil Island, or is it?

I do hope you enjoyed this little tour, the photos were taken about 8 o'clock in the evening with not a soul in sight and everything closed with the exception of Cross Inn.  There is a barn at the back which is a bar with food available and is quite popular with the locals and tourists alike.

See you soon.

40 comments:

  1. I enjoy reading books which are set in places known to me, it adds another dimension to the story. I've never ready anything by Peter May but I'm sure your photos will be really interesting to anyone who has read the trilogy set on the Isle of Lewis.

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  2. I loved the Lewis Trilogy - also Coffin Road. Thank you for the tour.

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  3. I have never heard of the Lewis Trilogy but thanks so much for taking us on the tour of the places mentioned in the book. How interesting!! Thanks too for taking the time to stop by for a visit!! I hope you have a great weekend..
    Hugs,
    Debbie

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  4. I haven't read them but they certainly sound interesting. The books must hold a special meaning to you since you are a local and are familiar with those places. It must add a little something extra.
    xx Beca

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  5. I have the final volume of the trilogy on by bookshelf which I got from a charity shop a while ago. I must try and get the other two from the library before I start reading. I've read Peter May's Enzo Files series. It must be interesting living on your group of islands that mention the buildings and other places associated with the Lewis novels.Thank you for the tour.

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  6. Too hot to really comment...

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  7. Oh I'll look out for those books MM.
    Hugs-x-

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  8. I have not read the books but definitely enjoy any tour of your beautiful island.

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  9. I've not read the books but I sure enjoyed your photos. My hubby loves that genre of book so I told him about them and he's going to see if our library has them. Thanks for the recommendation!

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  10. We get the Press and Journal here! I have heard of Peter May but not those books, will look them out.

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  11. I recently read Peter May's trilogy and it's great to see these places that he mentioned. The setting of his stories is another character in his books, I think. Thanks for this!

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  12. I've not read those books. Some of those buildings are so old and beautiful. Thanks for sharing them on your blog. I hope you computer gets up to speed. I need to find to read the books I have already and knit and clean house and....! Have a blessed weekend!

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  13. I'm sure glad your computer issues are sorted out. You have been missed my friend.
    I haven't read those books, but now I definitely need to look for them. I love reading books set in places I've been or seen in photos. Your island is the perfect setting.
    Blessings,
    Betsy

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  14. Thank you SO much for these photos - I adored all the Peter May books set on Lewis - they are so atmospheric. I have enjoyed all his novels, apart from one of the Chinese ones and that was sufficient.

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  16. I really enjoyed the Peter May trilogy and Coffin Road too. Thank you for the tour.
    Best wishes
    Ellie

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  18. I've not read Peter May's books, but it certainly sounds like a series I would enjoy. Thanks for taking us along on your lovely island.

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  19. Enjoyed the tour Lorraine and will check out the Peter May books at our local library perhaps for future reads. I also have issues with blogger than tends to limit my posting. I can do a work around, but it can be frustrating.

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  20. Looks like a good many of us haven't read Peter May's books. That didn't prevent me from enjoying all the wonderful pictures.

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  21. read peter may ,been to your island many moons ago. I just wish we could travel without it being a safari with MR..ho hum such is life

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  22. I will have to put Peter May on my list. Lovely to see you've finally got some sun. 😊

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  23. I read these books a few years ago after seeing them recommended on another blog. I really enjoyed them, and always thought it would be interesting to do a tour of the places mentioned in the book, so enjoyed this 'virtual' tour.

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  24. Beautiful pictures! I would like to visit there!

    Cheers, Sandra xXx

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  25. I have not read the book but its an interesting tour.

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  26. I enjoyed the tour and imagine how amazing it would be to own the house above that harbour with all the sheep on the bluff. I will check out the books you mention. I need to find some good reading. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  27. Wonderful tour, have a lovely week:)

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  28. here's hoping that your computer woes are resolved! Lovely photos!!

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  29. Thanks for the book recommendations. I have put them on my list. I love a good mystery. These pics look like they were truly taken at the edge of the world. Beautiful. xo

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  30. I will have to look into these books you mention. I am always looking for good children’s books.

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    1. Okay, NOT children’s books. Do you like the books? Stephen King lives in my corner. I don’t recommend his books. 😉

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  31. What an excellent idea, loved those books. poemblog17.blogspot.com

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  32. Lovely photos, I love to read books set in places I know:)

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  34. Always enjoy your photos. That church is so pretty with the stonework. The modern day asphalt does'nt fit the surroundings, A red telephone booth, you don't see them anymore especially red ones, does it work? Any signs of Nessy? What a hoot that would be.

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  35. Amazing photos and your lack of joy with your connection isn't just on Lewis, we have problems here in Suffolk. My son and his wife have just visited from West Wales and couldn't help saying that I was now living out in the sticks, it's a small town in Suffolk! We just don't have good phone reception but as me and hubby aren't big mobile users it doesn't bother us.

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  36. I am not familiar with Peter May but sounds interesting. I must look up his writing. I like that red telephone booth. I remember when we had booths here in the states. Kinda miss them.
    betsy

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  37. Thanks so much for stopping by and for your kind comment!!
    Hugs,
    Debbie

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  38. I've not read these books … yet!

    Loved the tour and your photographs, thank-you.

    All the best Jan

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