Monday, 10 June 2019


There was a car boot sale on Saturday, a very strange phenomenon as there were no cars.  It turned out that there were tables inside the sports hall.  We had a little wander around and enjoyed the thrill of the find...a plant and a couple of prints.  Not a great haul but it was a fantastic social event.  We sat chatting for over an hour with various friends and neighbours and enjoyed tea and cake before heading off for a drive around the local area.  The temperatures are still a little low so it is still a little chilly but the sun was shining brightly.  It would have been easy to imagine you were sitting somewhere in the Mediterranean, if a tad cool.

We drove to the front and by the side of St Moluag's church..

It is a 13th century Church in the village of Eoropie and well worth a visit if you are ever in the area.  It is not connected to electricity and has some amazing oil lamps.  We didn't go inside this time as Gerard wasn't up to the walk, but it is beautiful inside and spiritually uplifting.

We drove down the one track road with various passing places to the Butt of Lewis, the most northerly point of Lewis.  The Headland lies in the North Atlantic and is frequently battered by heavy swells and storms.  Luckily the sea was calm and the waves their own master crawling gently to the shore.

The lapping waves entranced us whilst watching cylinders of light moving across the sea.  A sight to behold.  It was a joy to sit and watch the variety of birds darting around and soaring over the rugged and irregular coastline.

It was nice to get out and about and enjoy the beauty that surrounds us.  Even a pool of water can be a beautiful sight against the vibrant green grass and rocky backdrop.

It certainly blew the cobwebs away.  Hope you had a wonderful weekend.

See you soon.


  1. You are in a beautiful spot. It's all rainy here today, I've gone back to trousers and boots, come back sun!

  2. Beautiful views and such an amazing blue in the pool. We've wet and miserable weather here today. Cathy x

  3. That looks like a lovely trip out, such beautiful views.

  4. Those pics are stunning ☺

  5. My word you live in a beautiful part of the world, a region that few of us will ever know.

  6. Your photos of those beautiful views are stunning:)

  7. What a lovely day. Such a beautiful island.

  8. -happy sigh- Being able to easily go to the sea... And lose one's self, in it's peace, for awhile. You-are-so-lucky. I am "a broken record," I know. :-) Always saying this. But it is so true!!!!!

    I never got into what we call Garage Sales, and Yard Sales here. But I can see, that meeting and chatting with friends, is a big part of it.

    Gentle hugs...

  9. Would like to know what the birds were, Cormorants? Would have thought you would have seen nesting on the cliff bits - any? Beautiful pics. Just beautiful.

  10. I always enjoy visiting and touring your beautiful landscape. The rugged rocks look as if they have been protecting your shores for centuries. Keeping it's citizens safe :)

  11. You live in a beautiful area. X

  12. Love seeing the rugged rocks and the colour of the sea - completely opposite to the coast round here

  13. Yes, the pictures are gorgeous. Look at those rocks! It's wonderful that you take the time to be out in nature. It's so calming.

  14. I love when you share photos of the place where you live! It looks so beautiful. It's somewhere I wouldn't mind taking photos of. Glad you had a nice time at the boot sale. Sometimes it's more about socialising than buying!

  15. Happy Monday morning Lorraine. I enjoyed reading about the car boot sale. We don't have those here, we have "garage sales". I had never heard of a car boot sale until I started reading blogs.
    Then, you took us on such a lovely drive. I enjoyed seeing all of the sights with you. The sea looks inviting on such a bright, sunny day. Quite different than the stormy photos you sometimes share with us. The way the sea can change it's mood, never fails to amaze me.
    I would love to take a peek into the church with you sometime. Maybe someday I will actually get to visit you on your beautiful island home. Never say never!
    Best wishes to Gerard and hope he is feeling better today.

  16. Well, your weather was much better than ours: unremitting rain and cold enough to put the heating back on in the evening. You are indeed surrounded by beauty. x

  17. So incredibly beautiful. And in my imagination i can hear the surf pounding those rock cliffs. What a lovely day you’ve had.

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  19. What beautiful scenery. Awesome.

  20. Lovely pictures of waves and rugged rocks! You seem to have endless interesting places to visit.

  21. Even though the view is of rocks and sea. It is ever changing and so always new. Another post where the words painted the picture so well.

  22. It sounds like a beautiful weather from your description. You live in a beautiful place. I like the rocks and the splashing waves. It is raining outside at this moment and I am waiting for it to stop to go out to buy something.

  23. We have a lot of flea markets of all kind going on this month ! Everybody wants to get rid of old stuff and others love to buy the "old stuff" ! I would have a lot to sale ! Love the landscape, could just sit down on a rock and look at the waves on the sea !

  24. Beautiful photos! I can't wait for a day for us to "blow off the cobwebs"

  25. Wonderful sea pictures. Comforting is the sound of the waves crashing into the rocks. Breezy here today.

  26. Oh your shoreline is quite beautiful. What a lovely drive. The little church is beautiful too. How I would love visiting there. Glad you could get out and about and also have a little visit with neighbors. BTW Thanks for visiting me. I do love fruit growing in the garden and we have several fruit trees and plants that are edible.

  27. That coastline is stunning, I love the landscape, so harsh yet beautiful! You’re spot on when you say living the dream, I believe it!

  28. I so enjoyed your photos of your ocean and craggy coastline. Such beauty you have at your fingertips on your island. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  29. I love watching the ocean... it's mesmerizing! Your photos are great!

  30. It is absolutely breathtaking. Like living in a fair tale.

  31. How nice that you found a couple of sale items and then got the chance for some great views, Lorraine.

  32. beautiful! no cars and the car boot sale, that is a funny one. How is your husband doing these days? I hope better. My hands are recovering and I'm feeling better so there's that.

  33. Lovely. It's amazing how beautiful different places are- there is something beautiful in every setting. Just the view is different.

  34. So beautiful, glad you were able to get out and enjoy the day.

  35. Sounds as though the 'car boot sale' was a great social event.

  36. Such beautiful scenery. I love carboots and markets, you never know what you might find.

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  38. I wished I could sit there too !

  39. Thanks for sharing your lovely wanderings, Lorraine. I Googled the church to get glimpses of the inside...which you may have shown before...isn't it amazing to ponder the age of such sites and the lives of all those who build them! I'm glad you enjoyed the inside boot sale, too. xx

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