My sister had just moved from Inverness to Stornoway on the Isle of Lewis. So it was exciting to be able to visit her in her new home and explore this island.
And then it was time to visit the most famous location on the island – Callanish Stones. This is a copy of an aerial photo on a postcard.
What a great first day on the island!
So I had a lot of trouble finding accommodation, but the Tourist Info place rang up an ’emergency’ B&B host on Scalpay. I was also able to go to a prayer meeting and have my first experience of Gaelic psalm singing (I know the minister of this church!) and then supper and family worship with my lovely hosts.
A nice relaxing day in Stornoway. A visit to the castle.
Last few sketches from Stornoway (sad to leave!) … and then on the ferry I sketched the same man in a tweed jacket doing crosswords. (Refer to my plane sketch at the end of the Edinburgh article)
I talked to him and his wife, and then showed them my sketchbook. He knew exactly where I was when I sketched my Harris Hills sketch. He owns the other petrol station in Tarbert.
View of the mainland!