Wednesday, 7 April 2010

A long day...

So just a quick post tonight to go with the pic above which is as you can probably see, a Gannet. I was trying to take shots of these diving earlier on - but got nothing to show for it but a "splash" so you'll have to do with this one flying instead.
Up at 5.30am this morning to get to Berneray for a 7.15am ferry across the Sound of Harris - weather beautiful.
Got to Stornoway, got the new tyre for the car, learnt how the spare tyre is MEANT to be put back in place (show it who's boss!), very nice helpful chap, and the tyre cost less than it might well have done on the mainland so full marks to Lewis Tyre Services.
Visited the butchers, bought Black, white and fruit puddings, and a Haggis.
Visited Tesco (yes, I know!) and bought various delicious  bits and bobs from the Stag Bakery range of produce - local to Stornoway and absolutely wonderful. Also Some Scottish bottled beers.
Visited the Stornoway Fish Smokers and bought kippers, cheese (yes Mum, I DID get one for you too!) and some of their smoked salmon to try.
Ambled back down through Lewis and Harris and got the ferry back. Weather atrocious.
Were royally fed by Alastair and Elisabeth back at the Westford - bless them! Chilli and rice - delicious!
Home now and going to bed - I'm shattered! More tomorrow!

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