Thursday, 25 June 2020

Port Stoth

As promised a little trip to our favourite cove called Port Stoth but known locally and pronounced Stow.  It is one of our favourite places to be and on a sunny day with the sun reflecting and glistening on the water you could imagine yourself anywhere in the world.  It is a sheltered cove so the wind is not as strong so you do need to be careful of the dreaded midges.  The wind keeps them at bay.





 The grass is ablaze with colour, wild daisy, buttercups and clover to name but a few of the delights.  There is a track which leads down to a slipway which then in turn leads to a sandy beach.  It is only about 400 yds away from the lighthouse at the butt.  This port was used to bring in the supplies for the construction of the lighthouse.





You do need good footwear to be able to get up and down this slip way but rest assured it is worth the walk.  The surrounding beauty is just as good with a babbling brook coming down the cliff.






The tide was in so not a lot of the beach to be seen but so nice to sit awhile and take in all its beauty.  The different colours of the sea with its aqua tinge daring and teasing you to think you were in warmer climes.  Once again lots of sea birds to be seen, their antics watched from afar.





All to soon time to climb back up the rugged path back to the car.  Hard work but worth every second to sit amongst the beauty of this hidden gem.  I hope you enjoyed this little tour.

The clouds here have darkened but they are moving quickly so hopefully the rain will soon pass over so that we can venture out for another stroll.  In the meantime to the kitchen to replenish the cake tin ready for the weekend.  More bread needs making and I have already been out to the garden and picked a couple of bunches of mint ready to be tied up for drying.

The pattern I use for the Harris Tweed bags that I make is in the book Sweet and Simple Handmade by Melissa Wastney that I got from The Works, hope that helps Christina.  It is a very versatile pattern that suggests it be used as a bag for a new mum but personally I think it ould need more separation or pockets.

Take care and stay safe.

See you soon.

32 comments:

  1. Ha, misread your title as Port Sloth, must be the heat.

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  2. Nice photos of the cove. Stay safe.

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  3. Oh how peaceful and beautiful and you had the beach all to yourselves too. Better still. I have been weeding in the shade (still v. hot!) and what wouldn't I give for a paddle in the sea now this minute :)

    Lovely to see the wildlife too.

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  4. Wow! That is so beautiful. How lucky you are - the cliffs, beaches, aqua sea! and you seem to have it all to yourself! Thanks for sharing!

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  5. Such a lovely, lovely place, to be able to visit for awhile. You are so lucky, since where you live, gives so many beautiful vistas.

    Wondering, what do you put on, to try to not get flying insect bites?

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  6. Oooh what a fantastic spot! All that beautiful white sand and lots of rocks and puddles to investigate, all topped off with buttercup filled grassy banks. What could be better.

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  7. Ahh, such a wonderful walk we've had today Lorraine. I can almost smell the ocean air. The butt is absolutely stunning against the sky. I face-timed with Alex and Tara yesterday for 3 HOURS! It was wonderful. Then we added Mandy to the call and talked another hour! Almost like being together but not quite. Alex and Tara want Dennis and I to retire near to them in the UK. It probably won't happen but it's fun to dream. He also showed me some castles that are available for sale. One ten miles from Edinburgh. I loved it but alas, it's a bit our of our price range. Ha! Wouldn't it be wonderful to be so close to you and Gerard though?
    Take care my dear friend.
    Blessings,
    Betsy

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  8. Very beautiful photos!!!Kisses from Greece!!!

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  9. ...I'm sure I could hear the babbling brook!
    Fabulous to see your see your photographs.

    All the best Jan

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  10. The views are superb! How lucky you are to live among such beauty. I'm so glad you enjoyed such lovely weather.

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  11. Oh, what a beautiful place and thank you for taking us along. Thanks for your visit to see me. Hope you're doing well.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia :)

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  12. I'm not surprised that this lovely cove is a favourite of yours. It's quite breathtaking.

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  13. What a lovely and private place. So peaceful.

    God bless.

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  14. What a perfect place to go to enjoy the ocean, the rocky cliffs and the sound of the wind and the birds. I miss the ocean! Thanks for sharing.
    ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  15. What a lovely lovely day out exploring Lorraine! I'm thrilled to see all the beautiful wildflowers, and the darling little singing brook! I can imagine it was quite a hike down to the seashore, and then back up again, but OH so worth it!

    I also wanted to let you know that you are one of the winners of my recent giveaway on my blog! I was not able to find any other way to notify you, other than leaving a comment. If you would email me your address, I will get the book on its way to you! Many blessings to you, sweet friend! Enjoy those rays of sunshine :)

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  16. From your photos and descriptions of the colours and wildlife it sounds such a delightful place, no wonder it is one of our favourites:)

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  17. gorgeous views and I love the shots you were able to capture during your visit.

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  18. Lovely views. Looks like a great place to be. It was somewhat like I saw at coast last week. I need to do a bit of baking as well. Glad you're able to be out and about! God bless you both. x------× Becky

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  20. Such a lovely cove! Your photos are so pretty! Have a wonderful weekend!

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  21. What a beautiful little cove, so sheltered by the rocky cliffs. Glad you enjoyed your outing! Have a lovely weekend.

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  22. Absolutely Stunning pictures!!Just gorgeous! Thanks so much for sharing and thanks too for always stopping by!!
    Hugs,
    Deb

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  23. Oh how I would have loved to take this walk with you and sit for a while on the beach breathing in the fresh sea air. The next best thing was enjoying your photos, thank you for sharing.
    God bless you and stay safe.

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  24. Absolutely stunning views everywhere you look. Thank you for taking us along.

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  26. Such a wonderful beach, a lovely place to while a way a few hours. I am glad it was worth the walk down.

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  27. Yes, Lorraine, I enjoyed being taken along on the outing and without having to climb. The beach looked like a peaceful retreat and surprisingly deserted. Lucky the weather cooperated for your outing as getting out must have really lifted your spirits.

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  28. Those midges! I remember one year my uncle came up to visit, we warned him about the midges but, because he was used to working outdoors(!) he thought they wouldn't be a problem to him... He quickly found out exactly how bad they can be. Hurrah for strong breezes. Beautiful photographs, I feel refreshed and renewed after seeing them.

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  29. What a beautiful little beach, and no people!

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