Tag Archives: Western Isles

Dreaming Stones: From the depths…

We could see, as soon as we passed through the gate, that the church in Kirkoswald was going to be a good one. The village itself bears its name… Oswald’s church… and the dedication was given because the body of … Continue reading

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Dreaming Stones: Finding the way…

I don’t mind driving on motorways… but they are never my first choice of road. While they do… as long as there are no hold-ups… get you from A to B fast, they do not allow for adventures. You cannot … Continue reading

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Dreaming Stones: Hitting the wall…

After the odd meeting  with the woman at the pub, we now felt we had to visit Hadrian’s Wall. It had been on my mind for a while, for some reason, and had cropped up a lot in odd places … Continue reading

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Dreaming Stones: Pause for thought?

With its new tyre, the car was flying south, but, after the marathon drive of the day before, we had decided that a brief stop every couple of hours, to stretch legs and refresh minds, would be a good idea. … Continue reading

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Dreaming Stones: Coincidental…

It was already midnight as we drove along the shores of Loch Lomond. The black, shimmering banks seemed far less than ‘bonny’ as the water lapped at the kerb, the rain blurring the lines between the loch and the road … Continue reading

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Dreaming Stones: Lap of the gods…

It was already well after eight and the light was beginning to fade as we left Eilean Donan. During the crossing, we had booked a hotel in Ayr and, after two nights of sleeping unprepared in the car, we were … Continue reading

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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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