View across the Outer Harbour of Stornoway

Saturday, 30 April 2011

Saturday 30 April

A brilliantly sunny and warm day, with the mercury at a very enjoyable 18C / 64F. Those are summer values, to be absolutely clear. Awoke at 6.45 to the sight of the Athena cruiseliner anchored off the Arnish lighthouse.

A few hours later, it became clear that another cruiseliner was in port; the Ocean Nova was tied up on the near side of the ferry pier.

In the afternoon, we headed west for a visit to the beach at Bosta, Great Bernera. Absolutely stunning, in a word. I'll let the images speak for themselves. Oh, the Time & Tide Bell is (still) not working; it has to be tuned (thought you tuned bells immediately after casting, before putting them out) and the clapper is not there.

 Bernera Road
 Bosta Beach
 Bosta Beach
 Iron Age House, Bosta Beach
 Bosta Beach - Time & Tide Bell
 Bosta Beach