Friday, 8 July 2011

Rest in the Outer Hebrides

I have just returned from a wonderful restful two and a half weeks in the Outer Hebrides and the North-west coast of Scotland. I almost don't need to write anything as the pictures say it all. This first picture is the view out of the kitchen window in the cottage we stayed in for the second week as the sun set.



I make no apology for most of the photos being over water but it was so stunning to look at.



This is the main 'A' road through the islands, they do seem to be making some of it two-way traffic now but alot of it is still single track with passing places! We didn't see any traffic lights or roundabouts, although I believe there is a roundabout in Stornoway, also didn't see any Police at all or hear any sirens for the whole time....peace!



Hushinish beach, how perfect is that!




I just love these sheep just looking at the sea!



Driving along....round a corner and this view opens up before you....



This is again the view from the kitchen window, the sea comes almost up to the house, it's in the village of Ardmair just north of Ullapool and the island is the Isle of Martin if you are a map reader.



Been back to work two days and it all seems a long time ago, roll on next year!















9 comments:

bellaboo said...

That is next on our 'places to visit' list..it looks so idylic! Yes,there IS a tea room/restaurant at Standen,a very nice one in the old barn. :0)

Goosey said...

Excellent...we'll be visiting when we are that way!

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Looks fantastic. Although we will be heading that way for our holidays I don't think we'll stretch that far. I'll just have to remember it for a different trip.

Kath said...

Just perfect!
This is definately somewhere I'd love to go. Our only foray over the border, was to get married at Gretna!
It looks so peaceful, I'd love to know what the sheep have spotted (not another Nessie?).

Dartford Warbler said...

What a peaceful , beautiful place to rest and relax.
Poole Bay will seem very crowded after those wonderful, lonely beaches!

Happyone : ) said...

So very beautiful. Glad you were able to get away for such a wonderful holiday!!
I have a treasure of memories from living in Scotland for 4 years.

Bovey Belle said...

Oh how wonderful. We haven't been up to Scotland in over a decade and I would love to go to the Argyll peninsula again . . . Thank you for sharing such wonderful photographs.

Goosey said...

Thank you for the comments, unfortunately I can't seem to leave comments on other peoples blogs....I don't know why?

The Wessex Reiver said...

Very, very, very jealous you have been there goosey.... absolutely fabulous place, even better in the winter with 100 mph winds :-)