Sunny evening, 6 June 2018

Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Wednesday 20 July

A cold day, with the mercury only up to 12C / 54F. Yes, it's a northerly wind that's blowing. I pity those in the States that are sighing under a heatwave at the moment. This afternoon, we went on a trip round the West Side of Lewis, starting out along the Pentland Road to Carloway and having lunch at the Gearrannan Blackhouse Village. The hostel there closed down last May, see previous post. Afterwards, we headed east to Shawbost to visit the beach. No, you don't go swimming in the sea here - it's even colder than the weather.

Machair flowers at Shawbost

Shawbost beach

Purple seaweed

North Shawbost


Inside the museum at Gearrannan

Along the Pentland Road

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