View across the Outer Harbour of Stornoway

Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Wednesday 29 May

A brilliantly sunny day with not a cloud in the sky. We managed 15C today, 60F,not quite as good as yesterday, but still creditable. Went for a walk in the Castle Grounds today, to explore the Strawberry Hill area. I was pleased to find a new path, which links Strawberry Hill with the Marybank Gate, a distance of about a mile. This means that a circular walk can be made in the Grounds, without much use of the main roadways. I have yet to mark out this route, but it will probably amount to about 6 miles in total. The new path was completed only very recently. My route continued to the Golf Course and back to the town centre.

The nice weather was also a bonus for the passengers on the cruiseliner Marco Polo, a regular visitor during the summer months, who would have seen the island in its full glory.

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  1. Would love to walk through these beautiful places. There is nothing I love as much as walking alone. Oh, I love having people walk with me sometimes but think I enjoy my solitary walks the most. They give me time to truly see things. When I'm walking with others it is easy to get distracted and miss something wonderful. Thanks for the great post. Have an awesome day. Love you.

  2. We are so lucky to have countryside like this. Your photographs bring out the beauty of your island. Please keep your photographs and commentary coming. I read them most days but, I don't always comment. Your work is very much appreciated.