We travelled back in time to visit Taigh Thormoid Anna, back to 1955 to stroll around a working museum to experience life in a genuine blackhouse.
The traditional way of life continues beyond the 1950s but eventually the blackhouses were left with only ageing residents who were unable to maintain them so in 1974 they were moved to local council houses.
There are also two coastal walks, we had a little stroll and explored the top of the world.
Wilbur was the King of many a castle.
Definitely worth a visit. We then continued along the Westside of the Island with Wilbur and Hector thrilled to see sheep wandering around in the road. Wilbur also loved seeing the sheep grazing on the rough terrain and hanging off the sides of the mountains. We certainly had a fun drive and stopped to visit the standing stones of Calanais.
It was a delight to see the two boys wandering around, holding hands and taking it all in. We talked about how the stones got there and how many men it would need to carry them.
We finished off our outing with a visit to the coffee shop for lunch and admired the view over Loch Roag.
So nice to see the beauty of the thistles along the machair. The thistle is the National flower of Scotland and also the national emblem of Scotland since the Reign of Alexander III (1249-1286).
Hope you enjoyed our little tour around our Island Paradise, its magical powers certainly worked on our visitors who are already planning their next visit.
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See you soon.