Tag Archives: Outer hebrides

Dreaming Stones: Over the sea to Skye…

We left the medieval church at Rodel rather reluctantly… not just because there was still so much we wanted to explore, but because it meant we were heading north once again towards Tarbert and the ferry. Our time on the … Continue reading

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Dreaming Stones: Swords in stone…

“Those bright ones? They ferry you over to the Feast.” George Mackay Brown, Tryst on Egilsay At first glance, the medieval church of St Clement at Rodel seems to be empty… apart from the art installation that fills the old … Continue reading

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Dreaming Stones: A medieval church…

The ‘end’ of the road we were travelling through Harris took us to Rodel. It is not exactly the end as the road carries on, circling the island, through the hills and back along the eastern seaboard towards Tarbert… but … Continue reading

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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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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 were there to pump up the tyre. After spending the previous night sleeping in the car, and … Continue reading

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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 it … 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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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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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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