Posted by: christinelaennec | April 24, 2015

Morning walk on Scalpay

My first morning on Scalpay dawned bright, with a chilly wind and occasional hail-showers.  After my delicious breakfast, I went for a walk.  Here are some photos:

Looking back at the South Harbour from Manse Brae, Isle of Scalpay.  11 April 2015.

Looking back at the South Harbour from Manse Brae, Isle of Scalpay. 11 April 2015.  Two Harbours Guest House is to the left of the photo and was the old manse.  Hence the name of this path, Manse Brae.  You can see the church (Free Church (Continuing)) at the top left of the photo, with the sun shining on its roof.

Uan bheag / wee lamb.  It mistook me for its mother and was very endearingly head-butting my leg.  It was still quite tottery on its feet, but surprisingly strong!

Uan beag / wee lamb. It mistook me for its mother and was very endearingly head-butting my leg. It was still quite tottery on its feet, but surprisingly strong!

Lamb following me, bleating.

Lamb following me, bleating.

View across to Tarbert from near Cuddy Point, Isle of Scalpay.  11 April 2015.

View across to Tarbert from near Cuddy Point, Isle of Scalpay. 11 April 2015.

Looking north:  the South Harbour, the village, passing hail showers and the peak of Clisham, still with snow, in the distance.  Isle of Scalpay, 11 April 2015.

Looking north: the South Harbour, the village, passing hail showers and the peak of Clisham off in the distance, still with some snow. Isle of Scalpay, 11 April 2015.  Not long after I took this photo I stood for a bit, with my hood up, as the hailstones showered down.  They made quite a racket on the guard rails!

The ferry approaching Tarbert, seen from the road to Ard na Cille.  Isle of Scalpay, 11 April 2015.

The ferry from Uig in Skye, approaching Tarbert, seen from the road to Ard na Cille. Isle of Scalpay, 11 April 2015.

Caora agus uan:  sheep and her lamb.  Isle of Scalpay, 11 April 2015.

Caora agus uan: a sheep and her lamb. Isle of Scalpay, 11 April 2015.

Two collies playing.  The one inside the fenced area was no doubt longing to be able to chase its pal!  Isle of Scalpay, 11 April 2015.

Two collies playing. The one inside the fenced area was no doubt longing to be able to chase its pal!  They had a look at me but decided their game was too much fun to interrupt. Isle of Scalpay, 11 April 2015.

The South Harbour, Isle of Scalpay.  11 April 2015.

The South Harbour, Isle of Scalpay. 11 April 2015.

Scalpay lamb taking shelter, and bleating at me.

Scalpay lamb taking shelter, and bleating at me.

In my next post, I’ll show you my walk out to Eilean Glas lighthouse, on the eastern shore of the Isle of Scalpay.

Have a good weekend, everyone!

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Responses

  1. The landscape is so pretty, so unique! The green hills are lovely.

  2. These are gorgeous pictures and I’m looking forward to seeing more.

  3. Oh Christine! Your photos are lovely. I feel as though I’m there with you! xxx

  4. Stunning photos, I too feel as if I was walking along with you. It certainly brought back some wonderful memories.

  5. Lovely pictures, fun the lambs were so friendly. They run for their life around here, when I come along. The changing weather made the light in your pictures very interesting. Looks like a lovely walk. Happy weekend. Pam

  6. That was lovely, thank you. The first photo made me think of the Katie Morag books.

  7. The scenery is just beautiful!! I am so envious :)) xx

  8. Lovely. Looking forward to the lighthouse!

  9. I love the little lamb. How sweet. The landscape is stunningly beautiful with the hills and water.

  10. Thanks to your last post and this one, I am enjoying your report of your trip, Christine. I’m glad your hood helped protect you from the hail! Once an umbrella protected me during such an event and I can remember the hail seemed to make quite a racket. The lamb is so sweet, and the land your visited by rail and boat worth your travel to visit…b e a u t i f u l! After church tomorrow my son and I are headed for a five night stay at Gerhart, OR, near the beach and I am very excited…I will have to make myself a knitter’s name tag 🙂

  11. Ohhh, the little lambs! This looks so blissful.

  12. Again you have such beautiful light for the photos! Oh such beauty!!! Of course I am now longing to step into those photos and be there. Love seeing the lamb and the blue, blue water!

  13. I’m so pleased you felt you were along with me on my walk, and that you enjoyed the beautiful light, and the lambs.

    Lorna, I was constantly reminded of Hedderwick’s illustrations on my trip!

    Gracie, umbrellas are not of much use out on the islands, because of the strong winds. Even in Glasgow, we have lost a good stout umbrella to a sudden gust of wind. I hope you have a grand time on the coast. That stretch of the coast is very dear to me, as I went to church camp quite near Gerhart. I look forward to reading about it on your blog!


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