Along the Pentland Road, 25 May 2017

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.

5 comments:

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

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

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

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

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

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