Category Archives: Ancient sites

Dreaming Stones: An Unexpected Hobbit-House

If you didn’t know the house was there, you would miss it… and we only knew it was there because of a helpful sign. Not just a house, but a small village. Only one of the houses is complete and … Continue reading

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Calanais: Cnoc Fillibhir…

* Since the advent of the Visitor Centre at the site, there has been an attempt to rename Cnoc Fillibhir Bheag, which some might render the ‘little hill of the long-seers’, as plain old Callanish III… * Continue reading at … Continue reading

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Dreaming Stones: Missed and Found…

We were heading out to a spot we had seen earlier where we might be able to park up for the night. It had looked perfect when we had first noticed it, almost as good as the Fairy Rock Motel, … Continue reading

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Calanais: Spirit…

* We first coined the term ‘Spirit Stone’ at Waylands Smithy. * It has served us well, denoting as it does, a stone, which, like the spirit, holds many forms. * Continue reading at France and Vincent

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Dreaming Stones: Third Time Lucky…

The light was changing. Not that it had been doing anything else all day… the light in the Western Isles is amazing… but it was, by this time, almost eight thirty and we were rather expecting the light to fade … Continue reading

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Calanais: Graces…

* Presumably the fence is here, to keep out the sheep! * From the camera’s perspective, sheep can be less offensive than people… and fences. * Continue reading at France and Vincent

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Dreaming Stones: The Circle of the Seers

We left Callanish II and turned our backs to the Callanish Stones that crown the hill over the loch, and walked up the slope towards the third stone circle. Callainish III stands atop a small hill and is actually two … Continue reading

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Calanais: Sentinels and Sights…

* Some of the stones look too tall and too thin to have stood for so long. * Especially in this wind… * Continue reading at France and Vincent

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Dreaming Stones: Caught in the Middle…

It was definitely a first… I have never stood within one distinct stone circle and been able to look at two others on the near horizon. The stone circle of Callanish II, otherwise known as Cnoc Ceann a’Gharaidh, stands just … Continue reading

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Calanais: Busy…

* …’Busy’ would, perhaps be a better word? * We do not mind busy stones at all, and this lot look like they are dancing! * However, when the stones are busy with people, things can get a bit disconcerting. … Continue reading

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