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Sunday, 22 July 2012

A different view of a sunset.....

Just back from holiday in Ullapool (West Coast of Scotland). Catching up and will post photos of mountains and lochs sometime this week.  Meantime - above is the sunset from outside the cottage we stayed in at Rhue, just outside Ullapool. A cold beer and a sunset - lovely way to end a lovely week.  And before everyone asks - there were NO midges!!

Arrived back late last night - a ferry was put on to Graemsay and Hoy especially to get folk home from Stromness after the "Shopping Week" (gala week) final parade.  Lovely to get home even though it was rather late (11.30 pm). Saw the closing fireworks behind the "Hamnavoe" which I had sailed into Stromness on a few hours earlier.

(This one looks like the pier light is spitting fire!)

Surreal experience - coming out of the Co-op supermarket in town to see Vikings in the streets of Stromness!!  Then I realised it was Shopping Week and the Shetland Jarl Squad were in town.  Apparently they had visited one of the archaeological digs earlier in the week, in their full regalia. Think it startled the archaeologists to see a Jarl Squad wielding axes advancing on them!


  1. So that's where you've been, Sian. I did wonder. Glad you've had such a good time in one of my favourite areas of Scotland and without midges!! Is this because it's been so very dry there?

  2. Heehee..... I don't mention when I'm going away on my blog for obvious reasons. Yes - no midges due to dry weather. Bliss!!