Calanais Standing Stones. . . .Tuesday Travels

While on the island of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides we made sure that we visited the Calanais Standing Stones.  You can see the approaching storm and we were lucky that we were able to duck back to the visitors centre while the storm lasted. The skies literally opened and the wind blew a gale. …

Stornaway and the importance of Harris Tweed…Tuesday Travels

Our first trip into Stornaway was from Leurbost and we found this magical Aladdin’s cave that housed an incredible collection of Harris Tweed in all forms. The place was back off the main street and the man who ran the shop was a real character.  We spent some time with him solving all the problems…

Leurbost, Lewis. . . . Tuesday travels

This is the view from our dining table in the little cottage we rented for eight days on Lewis.The cottage was a delight although when we first arrived we we rather skeptical about what it would be like inside as the area around the house looked rather neglected.We were provided with an amount of electricity…

North Uist. . .Tuesday Travels

When you visit the Outer Hebrides you must make reference to the Outer Hebrides website.  It gives you all the information you could possibly want.  We know we must return to the Hebrides in order to visit many of the attractions we didn’t have time to visit on this trip. This tranquil setting is at…

I’ve been on the stravaig.

First stop Temora. A while since I last posted and that is because we have been off on a road trip in Victoria and New South Wales. The first leg of our trip took us out to the western parts of N.S.W. after a trip across Mount Hotham. The views across the mountains are stunning…