Along the Pentland Road, 25 May 2017

Saturday, 6 March 2010

Trip to Tolsta

Tolsta is a township some 13 miles north of Stornoway on the east coast of Lewis. It is famous for two lovely beaches and the alleged practice of putting the cockerel under a basket on the Sabbath. Not sure that that is still being done. I went to the beach at Garry, 2 miles north of Tolsta, but one of my companions came away with a scare: sank into quicksand and did a strange injury to a finger as a result. The top joint of the injured finger now persistently stands at a 45 degree angle to the rest of the finger, never mind what you do. Got an improvised mallet splint until a GP can be seen on Monday - one saving grace, it's not painful.

Here's some pictures

Those who follow my blipfoto output are familiar with this image - an old pussycat warming herself by a fire

4 comments:

  1. I had to chuckle at the kindling on the hearth....looks like my pile of kindling I made earlier today from some old cedar planks cut to length. And that's one smart kitty... Love all the pictures. And as far as that finger is concerned~OUCH !!!!!!

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  2. Well done with improvising a splint for the time being Guido. Strange that it doesn't hurt? Your friend was in good hands. I once had a scare like that on the Far Sawrey side of Windermere. Walking up the fells I encountered a bog which frightened me as I began to sink quickly. I was carrying my firstborn at the time. I took off like a bat out of hell and left my shoe behind to be recovered once I had calmed down.
    I hope your walking companion gets it sorted out on Monday.
    These were wonderful photos. Especially the one of the cat. I can hear the fire crackling and it purring contentment.
    Jeanie

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  3. Sorry to read of your friends injury Guido,I hope the finger soon heals and they continue to be pain free.What great pictures once again,oh!! I do enjoy them.The kitty one reminds me of many years ago when I used to chop firewood for my parents.Nothing like a good old coal fire.My father was a coal Miner, so we always had one when I was a girl.Kitty wasn't the only one at that time who nestled close for a warm He-He.As for the quicksand I have always had a fear of that happening when walking beaches etc.Take Care God Bless Kath xx

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  4. Your photos are exquisite as always. Though I wonder what that is in the middle-some kind of shells. Quicksand? Scary. How odd that your friend had such an injury and it wasn't painful. Broken? I love the photo of the cat by the fire. And the sheep. They are beautiful. I am so living in the wrong place. LANDLOCKED no beach within hundreds of miles. LOL Take good are.
    Hugs, Barb *queenb

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