Sunny evening, 6 June 2018

Saturday, 30 July 2011

Friday 29 July

Overcast  but fairly bright today. The cruiseliner Saga Ruby is anchored off Sandwick Bay, but after lunchtime relocates to a position to the south of the Arnish Lighthouse. Her passengers are, as per usual, ferried ashore in tenders and taken round the island on coach tours. It may be of interest to know that these cruise-related coach tours cost £60 per person ($100). However, if you jump on a Maclennan's bus and ask for a round-trip with three stops (Callanish Stones, Carloway Broch and Arnol or Gearrannan) you'll be looking for about £7 ($11). And the bus station is just behind the ferry terminal, where the tenders dock. Just saying.

I have continued the transcription of WW2 tributes for the Fallen from the Isle of Lewis. Their number is one-third of the losses which the island incurred in the First World War. The year 1939 ended with 19 casualties from Lewis, 8 of whom were lost in the Rawalpindi and four on the James Ludford.

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