Sunday, November 22, 2009

Coral Beach

An old abandoned croft. You have to wonder who lived here, did they leave during the land clearances? What a view they had here across Dunvegan Loch, but what a walk and how isolated. A good donkey would be of great value living here I would think. Many Highlanders emigrated to the far flung regions of the British Empire.

This evangelical preacher led his flock from the Isle of Skye to Nova Scotia, from Nova Scotia to Cape Breton, which is not too far. Not liking it there they took the long sea voyage to Australia and from there to their last stop New Zealand. Starting in 1817 to 1853. Eventually he was happy with that, or felt enough was enough at 70 years of age and having resided in half the British Empire. I found it a most interesting account. Enlarge the photo and read the whole account.

Shells picked up at Coral Beach. I had an idea of making them into jewelery, but who knows.


Saturday, November 14, 2009

Sunday afternoon, the walk to Coral Beach


Monday, November 9, 2009

Lazy Sunday Afternoon, Cattle by the Side of Loch Dunvegan


Sunday, November 8, 2009

Back to the cottage for Sunday lunch

Back to the cottage for Sunday lunch. Held up for a little while by some local Glendale sheep.

The drive up to our cottage. We have to keep the gate shut because the sheep wander everywhere. One night we came across them all over the drive up to the house.

These sheep may be the same ones we came across earlier in the day. They were asleep, we woke them up.

The view across to Loch Pooltiel, from our cottage.


Saturday, November 7, 2009

I'm Published.

It came! Yes it came in the Post today. My very own published book, of my photographs taken on the Isle of Skye.

This is the link to my book on Blurb. The entire book is now open for viewing. Click Here

I'm so pleased with it, such fun.


Sunday Morning, Neist Point

View on drive to Neist Point

The steep walk and steps down to the Point

Then a walk back up to Neist Point

My sister BB, while sitting here, she got to see a basking shark

The morning mist lifting

Neist Point lighthouse

Unusual rock formations at the Point

Sunday morning after a cooked breakfast we decided to take a local walk. Before leaving the States I had downloaded some walks in the area where we would be staying and this was one of them.

Neist Point was about a twenty minute drive from where we were staying in Glendale. We parked the car and then took the steep steps down and walked across, and then up to Neist Point, where a lighthouse sits. If you like you can stay at the lighthouse for B&B.

BB sat while Trev and I walked on to the lighthouse and rock formations. While sitting BB got to see a basking shark, we missed that. But our walk on a glorious day what more could you ask for?


Thursday, November 5, 2009

Single Track Road We Drove Out On Every Day

This was the single track road that we took out every morning from Glendale to join up with the main road. What a view we had of the Cuillen Hills.


Isle of Skye, My Book on Blurb

I have made a book on Blurb, from my photographs of my week on the Isle of Skye. This is the link to it, where you will see a preview.

My Book on Blurb

I am really pleased with it. Jen at work, a graphic artist, went to a seminar where they featured Blurb and she received some very nice coupons to use their service. So she gave one to me worth $38.00 so on the day it was to expire I was able to finish my book. It probably took 15 hours all told. It was fun to arrange and look at my photos all over again and relive my time there.


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