View across the Outer Harbour of Stornoway

Tuesday, 2 October 2018


When this post is published, I shall be leaving Stornoway. I have stayed in the town (on and off) since early 2005, but found that I could not make it economically sustainable to carry on. I have enjoyed my involvement with local history, and photographing the scenic beauty of Lewis and Harris. My internet output on those subjects will remain on-line.

Although I am returning to the Netherlands, I am not resuming posting in the Shell Gallery blog. This in fact is now also closed (with a parallel post). My years of going back and forth between Scotland and Holland, the way I have done for the past ten years, are over.

It is 10 years and two days since I opened Atlantic Lines. With a degree of sadness, I am closing it this morning.

A new blog is now on-line on:


  1. I know it has to be hard coming to end with your time spent there but I'm glad to see you will have a new blog. I don't see a link to it but would like to follow. They say when one door closes another opens. Best wishes for much good health and happiness as your new door opens.

  2. I will miss this blog.
    Kind regards

  3. My best to you Guido as you begin a new journey, a new normal for you. I'll be visiting your new blog and am so thankful to have been a part of your journey on this one.