First stop Stornoway for a stroll around the harbour and some shopping. Then onto Cameron's our favourite chip shop for a hearty lunch.
A stroll back to the car and off we went again this time back across the moor to the Barvas and Brue Community Centre, where the 37th Westside Agricultural Show was been held.
As we entered the hall it was buzzing not only with people but with so many amazing exhibits from flowers, vegetables and eggs to craft work and so much in between. How I wished I had looked into this marvellous event prior to yesterday I would have entered some of the categories. Let me take you on a little tour around the hall.
The Fashion and Textiles (wool) section was one of my favourites there was some talented knitters and so many sections from socks, bonnet,adult Aran sweater, matinee set to shawl or child's sweater.
The baked goods were a delight to see and once again so many sections to enter. Our little friend wanted to taste them, her theory been 'how did you know which was the best if you can't taste them' never a truer word said. The sweet craving satisfied when we went for afternoon tea later in the day.
There were many sections in the Horticulture remit best worked croft, best vegetable plot, best garden and best polycrub, polytunnel or greenhouse. Maybe something to work towards for next year. There was also a variety of sections within the flowers and vegetable which seemed popular with entrants.
There were many other sections which included artwork and photography but there were too many people around to get photos. There are some very talented people on this Island, the standards were high.
Outside there were many tents hosting a variety of stalls which were fun to walk around. I must admit it became more of a social event as we chatted our way around, what a joy it is when you know so many people and have been accepted as part of the community. Our little friend enjoyed the clown and was a great admirer of his skills with a balloon and juggling bags.
The animals were a delight with numerous breeds and categories for both sheep and cattle. Not forgetting poultry hen, cockerel duck or drake.
A great but tiring adventure. I do hope you enjoyed a glimpse into our day as three go adventuring.
See you soon.