Walking the dog.....
Posted: Sunday, 29 June 2008
I'm not long back from spending a week in Bruernish on Barra and me and partner had fine week, she drew & painted, I attempted to take photographs with a DSLR that i had not used in a while. We did behave ourselves and not park in any of the passing places. I thought the few scrap cars/vans were rusting away quite gracefully and not a particular eyesore. In fact, when i was in the hotel bar in Northbay catching up on Euro 2008, it was a couple of locals that were complaining about a lorry trailer piled high with scrap vehicles that had been sitting at the ferry terminal in Castlebay for a few weeks. They said what an eyesore it was & some welcome to the island for visitors. Saw plenty of cyclists & a few tandems as well, it always gets me when you see a couple on a tandem, I just don't get it, or see what the enjoyment would be?!? It was our intention to have a day on Eriskay but ran out of time. It was very much a beach holiday though, and none better than the ones on Vatersay. As for the Scallop pakora, mmmmm
Duncan from Livvy
There's nothing like the weather to keep people indoors apart from a few hardy souls.
Carol from IBHQ
Someone was telling me about a slightly disgruntled visitor. They last came to Coll 40 years ago and were irritated to find so many people had since died!!
Nic from Coll
IA, what are the essential characteristics of a kiss me quick hat? A broad rim or no rim at all? etc.?
mjc from NM,USA
Oh Irishman Abroad, I left Coll on Sunday for a few days camping on Tiree, tried to erect the tent in galeforce wind and its not stopped raining for 72 solid hours. Needless to say, the tent has been dumped in the Landfill site, never to be used again and I am snug as a bug in a rug in a B and B. I passed through the Uists camping a few years ago with two kids, Benbecula, Eriskay, Barra, Vatersay, the works ! Loved it !!
Squidgy the Otter from Isle of Tiree in the Pouring Rain
You have to wonder at the sanity of anyone who goes to Benbecula expecting a kiss-me-quick hat!
Jill from EK
Yes the sun is shining as I speak/type. mjc: Kiss-me-quick hats, I would say, resemble a cheap plastic trilby with a band going round with the words "Kiss-me-quick" on it and occasionaly "Squeeze-me-slow", racy stuff eh! They're usually worn by fat women the colour of cooked lobsters. Squidgy: The great thing about living here is no camping, I get to come home every night and sleep in my own bed.
Irishman from the sunshine Island
I have made a vow never to camp again after this week's fiasco, can you believe this? it was so windy here, that a bird flew inside my car and took up residence under the steering column and sat there for hours quite enjoying the tour of Tiree. Cheeky birdy !!
Squidgy the Otter from writing from a cosy B and B
Hope you're going to recount your travels on Tiree in a blog Squidgy; over-friendly birdlife included.
Carol from IBHQ
loved the story keep them coming
lyn pidd from lincoln