The majority of the time I have been back on the Island we have been blasted with wind and rain, making the most of the stove and getting the cottage into shape. Finally we have had a reprieve and the weather, dare I say it, has improved. The sun has been shining, the wind has slowed down and not a sight of a rain cloud to be seen. Long may this last...but just in case it didn't we made the most of it and had a drive into Stornoway for a walk around the harbour and town. It is still a little chilly, you will need your coat but make yourself comfortable and come along for a stroll.
The name on this vessel certainly made me smile, Gratitude and prompted a conversation of how much we had to be grateful for in the grand scheme of things.
The naked trees gave us the opportunity to see the castle through the branches, a glimpse here and there teasing us with a promise of things to come.
By the time we had walked around the harbour, we had certainly worked up an appetite and inspired by the beauty wanted to check out Ann Lanntair. We were not disappointed.
A interesting exhibition thought provoking but well worth the visit. We did of course enjoy lunch in the restaurant, it was so nice to be out and about again. Back to the car and then a whistle stop drive to the sea at Baile an Truiseil. It was a joy to have a few moments looking at the beautiful walls and thinking about the generations before us that have spent the time collecting the stones and making them. We are surrounded by so much history, tradition and beauty and don't always see it.
I hope you have enjoyed this mini tour whilst we had a break in the weather. I was hopeful that this was a sign of things to come but the wind has picked up and it is a dreary overcast day today. Hopefully this will blow over very quickly and we will get out for another tour soon. Hope all is well with you, I am visiting but not commenting on your blogs for the time been until I get back into a routine.
See you soon.