Wednesday, 29 September 2021

A bimble around Stornoway before bed time.

There was still an hour or two of daylight left after I checked in at the Guest House. A chance to have a bimble. A few minutes to walk to the harbour and town centre. A magnificent lifeboat. I would love to look around the inside of one of those. Maybe they could sell guided tours for a donation. 

Errrrr, I have no idea what those signs are about. 

A Stornoway Herring Girl, celebrating the Herring Fishing Industry. 

Zooming in on Lews Castle, across the other side of the water. I must go and see that close up tomorrow. 

The Town Hall. 
Clock Tower at the front of the college. 

I got chatting to two ladies who were washing up in their campervan. They were parked for the night, waiting for the ferry in the morning. They very kindly gave me their well used map as they wouldn't be needing it any longer. Some must see places are circled on it. I found this map useful. As you can see there aren't many 'A' roads on the islands. Only one circular route, most of them were out and back type roads, and very narrow at that. Lewis is the biggest island, with Harris tagged on at the bottom. 
Further down at the bottom are the Uists and Benbecula. After a ferry crossing I went as far down as I could before driving back up again. I didn't have time for another crossing to Barra. 
Here is a good site to explore Stornoway from the comfort of your home. 
I'll stop there and continue tomorrow. More exciting stuff to come. It's a sunny start to the day and I have more work to do in the garden. Click on a picture to bring up a slide show. 
Thanks for popping in. Toodle pip.   ilona


  1. It sounds like a wonderful place to visit. Thanks for sharing your pictures and commentary.

    Amanda in Sussex

  2. Looks like you really enjoyed Stornoway. I couldn't believe how multi cultural it was, on our last visit. Looking forward to North Uist.

  3. Your an adventurous girl Ilona the holiday looks very interesting and your pictures are greatx

  4. So much fun looking at your lovely pictures. Thanks for sharing with us! More to come...I hope?

    1. Plenty more, Mary. Why did I take 350 photo's, ha ha.


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