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Dreaming Stones: First Sight…

“Oh good grief…” “I can see it…” The distant silhouette of the great stones of Callanish were unmistakeably outlined on the horizon. In spite of all the challenges, including fully-booked ferries, deflating tyres, a distinct lack of beds, food and … Continue reading

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The House that Fish Built…

* … No smoke from the roof-rounds of Albion without tribute to them… A tribute on the Quern. A tribute on the Kneading Trough. A tribute on the Baking Flags… An ounce of gold for every nose North, South, East … Continue reading

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Dear Wen: Extrusions…

Dear Wen… Well, I regard that as a tad unfair seeing as though my slug trails aren’t actually slug trails at all. I quite like slugs anyway… admittedly it is not ideal to have herds of them wandering about the … Continue reading

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Callanish Calling: Port Uig…

* I have fond memories of Holyhead and the ferry to Dublin. * These may, it is true, be now rose-tinted by time, but I am sure that there is a pub in which we enjoyed lunch and a couple … Continue reading

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Dreaming Stones: Myth and Magic on the Minch…

We were finally leaving Skye. Not, as we had feared, attached to a tow truck or in the wrong direction. We were en route for the Isle of Lewis and Harris in the Outer Hebrides…and that really was a dream … Continue reading

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Callanish Calling: Millennial Stone…

* After our sojourn at the Off Road Inn we tried Portree again but although we managed to get a park this time, as we prepared to exit our Red-Pill-Box, the heavens opened… * Continue reading at France and Vincent

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Dreaming Stones: Disaster, Panic and a Touch of Magic…

We were at the little port of Uig early… we were leaving nothing to chance. We knew there was a restroom we could use, a garage and, if it were open at that time of morning, a café where we … Continue reading

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Dreaming Stones: The Fairy Rock Motel

We sensibly headed back towards Portree, guessing that, the later it got, the more visitors would have departed. There was every possibility of finding a parking space, dinner and lodgings. First though, we had to get there and, as we … Continue reading

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Callanish Calling: Riddle…

* Back in the relative sanctuary of our Red-Pill-Box, Wen looked at me hopefully and said, “You did make a note of the riddle didn’t you?” * “As it is all that now stands between us and oblivion, my dearest … Continue reading

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Dreaming Stones: Dunvegan and the Fairy Flag

We followed the signs for Dunvegan Castle, ancestral home of the Clan MacCleod. Even if we wanted to wander a managed castle, we knew it would be long closed by the time we got there, so instead we found ourselves … Continue reading

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