Sunday, 12 February 2012

Ooh! I know where that is!

That's the phrase our front room has been echoing to this evening, as the "Blighty" TV channel have been repeating the "Monty Halls Hebridean Escape" so we've re-watched the whole series today! Great fun place spotting - the pub appears, although sensibly Alastair & Elisabeth stayed well out of view! of course we've heard lots of stories about what he was like while he was there - the dog - Reuben - really *was* as daft as he appeared seemingly, not least as he had a complete inability to get to grips with the door in the pub, and spent a good deal of time on each visit with said door coming back to clobber him!

Anyhow, as a result I thought I'd take a look back at some of my Hebridean pics, and the first set I hit on were from the walk on Berneray, which was one of the walks he set up the way-marks for. In fact, notice in this first shot.....


See that right in the foreground? Yep - one of his way-markers. Actually, make that "the" way-marker, as pretty much ALL the others seemed to have vanished again! We did the walk just a matter of months after he'd been there, so clearly his sledgehammer required a little more oomph behind it!

Missing way-markers notwithstanding, it's a lovely walk - we generally do it every few years and always enjoy it - there's one decent hill which gives good views....


...there you can see a sheep standing sentinel, probably muttering under its breath about having to keep posing for visitors with cameras! From that hill you can watch the ferry coming across from Harris - and on a clear day you can see right across to Leverburgh itself.  From there we dropped back down until we ended up on the beach you see down below....


Birds galore, including these Oystercatchers! This was also the day we saw the White Tailed Eagle - which probably explains the reason why these other photos didn;t get processed through at the time - there were more interesting things on our minds when we got back! Oddly enough, the pics above were always intended to be put on here, so it's fitting that they have made it at last!

Robyn

2 comments:

Orkneyflowers said...

I know it too! How lovely what gorgeous photographs! Thanks for sharing

Robyn said...

Thanks Fay - I can't believe I'd never got around to processing them before!