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16 October 2014

Arnish Lighthouse

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Summer preparations

In the light of the current problems (hopefully soon resolved) with pictures, I put this post in good hope and spirit.

This evening, I went for a walk to Goat Island. This is the island in Stornoway Harbour, linked to the town via a causeway from the Coastguard Station. It is an industrial area, without being on the plans as such. It contains a fish processing factory and a unit that houses live crustaceans (crabs and the like). Every now and again, a lorry comes to take the creatures away to the restaurants elsewhere.

Goat Island also houses a boatyard, on which vessels up to 850 tons can be hauled up the slipway for maintenance. Those that follow my other blogs will be aware that one boat has been there for nearly 2 months. Local info has it that the Cuma, is awaiting a new propellor. The Cuma operates out of Miavaig (Uig, West Lewis), offering week long cruises to St Kilda, the Flannan Isles, Monach Isles and North Rona and Sulasgeir.

Another boat I found there was the Sgoth , a traditional sailing boat which used to operate out of Ness. She was being readied for summer outings.

Posted on Arnish Lighthouse at 23:36


There's more information about the sgoth on:

Annie B from Lone Sheiling

As a daily visitor to your Blog, I always look forward to viewing your Pics, but recently they have become unavailable to me...Has anyone else commented on this, and where do I locate the `black hole` that they have vanished into?

Jean from puzzled in Oban

Yes, I can't get the pictures to come up either.

Nelly Jane from Edinburgh

Jean, I've emailed IBHQ about the problem, which also affects other blogs.

Arnish Lighthouse from Stornoway

Yes, A.L., I clicked on the pictures but nothing happened. I just thought the crabs ate them.

mjc from NM,USA

Donald has downloaded all your pictures and is prepared to sell you them back at an appropriate price.

calumannabel from hackers house habost lewis

Blow boys, let her blow...

Raspberry Lighthouse from Stormaway

I Too cannot not achieve your pics.

Fishbox from Westside

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