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Dreaming Stones: Second Sight…

We had returned to the stones of Callanish for a second attempt at getting the feel of a place of which we had a little knowledge but no real understanding.  Facts are not enough, you have to walk the land … Continue reading

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Flux Tree

* Long ago Coyote was walking his way. He came to a hill on which he saw a man cast his eyes out of his head into a Flux Tree. They hung in the branches of the tree until the … Continue reading

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Dreaming Stones: Invisibility and Other Weirdness…

Just beyond the standing stones of Callanish is a small hillock of boulders and green earth. It was here we sat, partly to contemplate the enormity of the site before us… a place we had both long wanted to visit … Continue reading

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The House that Fish Built: Connor Cruel Crest…

* The house that Father Fish built was constructed in this way: it had nine compartments from fire place to wall, with each facade made of bronze, standing thirty feet high; it took a wagon team to haul each beam, … Continue reading

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Calanais…

* Given that we had never really expected to get there, once on the Isle of Lewis, we became quite blase about our arrival, and stopped for a kip and a snack, in a passing point, on the way into … Continue reading

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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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Dreaming Stones: Wild Beauty

Our first job on disembarking was to look for an air pump for the ever-deflating tyre that had caused us so much trouble that morning. Granted, it looked fine, but as the pump we had used was dodgy and 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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