Category Archives: Islands

Colonsay Day – 4 visit Dun Gallain an ancient Fort. Great last day wandering.Seeing the Waverley Steamer.

At last we had a day out Kalie as she had finished her bee course. We had the ferry late early evening so we had a wander from Colonsay Golf course to look for the old fort at Dun Gallain. … Continue reading

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Day 3 Colonsay -The Strand

Today was another day with Islay the collie. Ksllie was away on her last day of bee keeping . Last nights night we watched A Sherlock Holmes film involving Bees! The weather again was superb so we were away for … Continue reading

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Dog sitting in Colonsay !

Colonsay is an island in the Inner Hebrides of Scotland, located north of Islay and south of Mull. The ancestral home of Clan Macfie and the Colonsay branch of Clan MacNeil, it is in the council area of Argyll and … Continue reading

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The mystery of the Wellington aircraft crash on the Island of Soay near St Kilda.

SOAY CRASH INVESTIGATION. Continue reading

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May 2022 – St Kilda trip back on Terra Firma.

Yesterday was sheltering awaiting the storm to die down. We satiated on boat all day till late afternoon as it would have been crazy to launch the inflatable in that weather. We all enjoyed the break. The weather and light … Continue reading

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Return from St Kilda.

In yesterdays blog we had to leave St Kilda early due to incoming bad weather. Murdo our skipper got it right but it was a very a v journey. I retreat to my bunk as the Cuma heaved and was … Continue reading

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Arrived at St Kilda after a long journey from Stornoway. What a place.

We left the boat yard for St Kilda Murdo our Skipper deciding to make use of the weather. It was a long day arriving at Village Bay St Kilda about 0130 Tuesday morning. It was pretty rough journey at times … Continue reading

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Pabay Mor ( island of the Priest) And a visit to the Calanais Standing Stones.

Yesterday we had a visit to the Calanais Standing stones and Uige beach before we due on our boat the Cuma. Uig Beach lies on the south western side of the Isle of Lewis and is one of the largest … Continue reading

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In Lewis a bit windy Met Willie Mac staying at Bragar for a few nights.

We had a lot very night at Black Bridge with Anne and Mark for the ferry from Ullapool to Stornaway. The weather was ok a bit of a swell but a good 2 hour crossing. Then shop in Stornaway and … Continue reading

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Off to the Islands. Memories of RAF Stornaway. The Cold War, meeting the local shopkeepers all in a good cause.

The forecast is not great but I am off to Harris and Lewis for a few days then hopefully St Kilda. The trip to St Kilda is as always weather dependant but it will be grand to get away. The … Continue reading

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