From my very limited knowledge I believe it is then laid out on the moor to dry a little before being transported back to crofts.
The peat is then piled into a beautiful mound and left to dry out throughout the summer. It is quite a lengthy process but so worthwhile and a vital resource for some.
It was a delight to be out and about albeit in the car to see the wonderful weaving sheds where the Harris Tweed is woven. Harris Tweed is hand spun, hand woven and dyed by the crofters and cottars in their own homes throughout the Outer Hebrides.
We drove around the Westside district of the Island, discovering some amazing views, stopping at places of interest and enjoyed chatting to both locals and tourists. We discovered a little furniture store and had a lengthy chat with the owner and then carried on to see the amazing Callanish stones. We enjoyed a nice lunch at the Callanish Visitor Centre and then took a stroll up to the stones. Well worth the walk. It was a little blustery I certainly had to hold onto my hat...
It was an amazing sight to see the collection of standing stones arranged in a cruciform pattern, my photographs do not do it justice.
It was a little nerve racking at times with sheep wandering the roads. I also had to hold my breath at times when I saw them climbing the mountainous terrain.
We now have a renewed energy, we are going to enjoy a nice meal together and catch up with some of our hobbies. Tomorrow is another day...
Maybe not, I think that should say I will be catching up with my hobbies. The boys have had a hard day! We did carry on into Stornoway but I will save that for another post.
See you soon.