View across the Outer Harbour of Stornoway

Sunday, 8 August 2010

Sunday 8 August

Overcast and increasingly breezy as the day wore on. As I'm typing this, the rain has commenced. Nonetheless, I took my dad on a walk to the Arnish Lighthouse, 4 miles away on the other side of the bay. Takes an hour and a half, going through the Castle Grounds and down the Arnish road. We had a look round the lighthouse and the keeper's cottage; its occupant (a private person, not associated with the Northern Lighthouse Board), died recently. The internal shutters were all closed. The grass around the lighthouse was not cut. We had a long, leisurely lunch nearby, then went to the gun emplacements just to the south of the lighthouse. These were erected in the Second World War, but are presently slowly rotting away. A visit to Charlie's Monument closed proceedings. We returned to Stornoway in 90 minutes again. Will put up pics later.


  1. Sounds like you had a great day with your dad.
    May you have many more.

  2. Pleased to hear the weather didnt mar your day ..looking forward to seeing your pictures Jan xx

  3. You've surely been keeping busy with your dad in town. I'm happy to hear you are having such a nice visit.

  4. So glad to hear about the great visit with Dad.

  5. Sounds like a very pleasant day with your Dad. I love to hear about family members spending more time with each other.