Category Archives: Don and Wen

Dreaming Stones: Rainbows in Paradise…

Because we had risen so early and wasted no time getting back on the road, we had several hours left before the ferry was to sail from Tarbert. We decided to use them seeing a little more of the island … Continue reading

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Calanais: Skyward…

* But anyway something was happening in the sky. A great eye of light opened up above the main site… * If we weren’t going to get a night-scape, which we weren’t, we could at least get the stones with … Continue reading

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Dreaming Stones: Sleepers…

After our second night sleeping in the cavernous car, we woke to a pale, opalescent sky over the stones of Callanish. Considering how many decades we had wanted to visit the site, it was a wonderful way to wake. It … Continue reading

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Dreaming Stones: A Room with a View…

We might have been able to find a room in Stornoway, had we looked, but it had never entered our heads when we went there to pump up the tyre. After spending the previous night sleeping in the car, and … Continue reading

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Calanais: Folkal Points…

* It seems strange now to think that these sites were ever considered in isolation from their surroundings but they undoubtedly once were. * Continue reading at France and Vincent

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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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