As we packed up our things and got ready to head off for the afternoon ferry this morning I received an exciting message from Rosie, of By Rosie. I had entered a competition she was running earlier in the week, to win one of her beautiful Lochan bags, in a colour of your choosing, and I won!! I can no longer say I never win anything!! You all know if there’s a teal option, I’m gonna go for that! It goes perfectly with everything else in our flat, haha! I am so so happy I get to pop this over my shoulder and show off the beautiful Harris Tweed!
We picked it up from her shop in Stornoway when we got in to town, then parked up at the pier to have our lunch before heading to the ferry. When I saw this rope I couldn’t resist heading out to take some photos of my beautiful new bag beside it. It was the perfect colour, and a great support against the wind!
From forest walks to turquoise waters, this island has it all. Beauty everywhere! This is Bosta beach. It takes an age to get here by car, but it’s totally worth it! We swung by for a few minutes as we made our way round the island visiting family and friends.
Today was Iain’s last day on the island before heading back to work, and his first free afternoon of the week, having spent the last three and a bit days installing new internet to Eilean Fraoich Campsite (definitely worth checking out if you’re ever camping or touring the island with a Caravan or Campervan!). It was on one of Aalstje’s days off too so we were all able to go for lunch and a lovely stroll on round the Castle Grounds. Yay! We were not prepared for how warm it was and ended up carrying our jackets half way round. I spent the whole time swooning over how beautiful the castle grounds are, as usual, desperately wanting to arrange photo shoots in all the beautiful spots, and the others spent the whole time telling me to move here (Matthew would move up in a heartbeat)!
Jasper had a wonderful time, chasing his ball up hills, down hills, in to bushes, in to streams…and dropping his ball in to the river, resulting in Iain and Matthew clambering down on to rocks trying to catch it as it floats downstream. We’re very precious about our ChuckIt balls!
He’s back! Hipster one day, Hillbilly the next! We took a wee jaunt in to town in the aftenroon to check out The Blue Lobster, but unfortunately arrived 20 minutes before closing so could only get takeaways. Doh. The interior is definitely up my street, and I loved all the goodies for sale in the shop! Maybe we’ll pop by for tea and cake before we get the ferry on Saturday morning, but I imagine it’ll be very busy at that time.
We took our takeaway coffees for a romantic stroll past the boats in the harbour, but that was cut short because we had to go pick up Matthew’s bike from the bike shop as they were closing a little earlier than usual. There’s always time for a wee photo by the boats though!
I didn’t take many photos today, Matthew actually took more photos than me! I asked him to take a few photos of me, to pop on Instagram, as recently it’s been looking more like the Matthew Appreciation Society over there with all his blog features, and I felt I should pop a photo of me on to introduce myself to all the new followers.
This snap was taken on my favourite beach on the island, Garry Beach, over in Tolsta. It’s my favourite because of all the childhood memories, and it feels so secluded. The colour of the sand, and the water, is delicious! Can’t wait to take photos of baby Macleod here! As you can tell, I’m not a landscape photographer, I need people to bring my images to life!
I took baby on an adventure to the edge of the world today. The boys were doing manly man internet set up stuff so I popped Jasper in the car and headed up the road to Ness. I left Jasper in the car for our first outing at the Butt, because I ain’t THAT adventurous! Trying to take a photo whilst also keeping a hold of a hyper poodle in strong winds on a cliff is not a good mix.
He got to explore the harbour and play ball/chase rabbits on Eoropie beach. To add to the list of things Jasper has dropped his ball in to, I had to go shoulder deep in to a rabbit hole, along with the ball flinger, to retrieve his ball! Watching a poodle hunt rabbits is one of the funniest things you’ll ever see. If you follow me on Instagram you may have been lucky enough to witness it!
This is the sort of weird stuff that goes on when we come to stay in Shawbost…I was having a lovely lie down on the bed after our delicious Sunday lunch (thank you, Aunt Mary!) when I heard a wee rat-ta-tat on the window and got up to see a pair of extra lanky legs! Of course I had to go outside to get a proper look, and this was the first shot I took. He looks like he’s doing quite well, unfortunately! He’s actually having a nervous wobble, which he recovered from so sadly no face plant photos.
We’re in Lewis!! Yay! This guy couldn’t be any happier right now! I am incredibly thankful for a smooth and beautiful crossing, and incredible weather so far. Fingers crossed it continues, and we can get a nice wee Barbie on the beach (with some scarves and hoodies cause it’s probably still going to be windy!).