Along the Pentland Road, 25 May 2017

Tuesday, 19 January 2010

Tuesday 19 January

A cold and cloudy day, although some brightness is about. The mercury stands at 7C, but the cold wind makes it feel rather less than that. In spite of the wintry feel, I jumped on the bus to Laxay this morning to take more photographs of wargraves in that village's cemetery. The total was ten.

Laxay lies 12 miles south of Stornoway in the district of Lochs, and it is surrounded by quite a few lochs and rivers. A loch, for those unfamiliar with the regional vocabulary, is a lake or an inlet from the sea. Loch Erisort, which bounds Laxay to the south, stretches for 15 miles from the Minch in the east and causes long travel distances. The village of Cromore, for instance, lies 12 miles from Stornoway as the gull flies, but it's more like 30 miles by road (Cromore is marked on the map below).

Some pictures from the village are shown at the bottom of this post.





7 comments:

  1. I love Laxay. Many happy memories of weekends there as a boy, getting up before dawn with my pal and poaching silvery, lice-clad sea trout from Loch Erisort which his granny would later cook for our dinner.

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  2. Its been a very drab foggy day here today Guido,near the pennines.Thankyou for sharing the pictures,it looks pretty remote there,but I bet beautiful on a hot summers day.How much differance that sun makes to everything.Roll on I say.Take Care God Bless Kath xx

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  3. Gorgeous landscape - you live in such a beautiful part of the world.

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  4. The pictures are beautiful. Cold and dreary here but alot of snow has melted.

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  5. Very drab here in NJ; cannot wait to get to the mountains next weekend! Lovely photos, as always.
    Hugs, Maire

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  6. I saw the movie "Leap Year" the other day and decided I wanted to go to Ireland. Is there a bridge from here to there? Hoping there will be on soon since I don't like to fly. Beautiful pictures of your area..52* and filtered sun here a little before Tuesday noon. Linda

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  7. It was very foggy here all day, with rain moving in tonight. I like the picture very much, but I miss those colorful houses!

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