Never on a Sunday…or a Monday for that matter! (Part 1)

16 Oct

Just look at it!

An azure sky.

A deep blue sea.

A spotless white sand beach.

Cue music! 😀


“Wait a minute!”


“Not that music!”


THIS music…”


Not the sun drenched beaches of the Greek island package holiday for us.  Oh no!  We went in search of the deserted, white sand bays of Scotland’s wind swept far north west.

J, The Fatdog and I went island bagging!

In the coming weeks we’ll divulge why sheep count cars, what happens when you deprive a cow of its favourite field…and why children are banned from the playpark!  We’ll also discover the ancient past of the Outer Hebrides and find that, in some ways, the past is not so far in the past as we might believe.

I get a shock to find streetlights on the west coast of Lewis (much to the hilarity of one pub landlord).  The Fatdog is scared by a fly, geese and the world in general…and J, in desperation, raids the Butty Bus!

Mildly intrigued…I hope so 😉

Here are a few photos from the start of our adventures at the town of Uig on Skye’s far north west coast.  It’s here that we meet the ferry that will take us on our 5 day trip to the Outer Hebrides, Scotland’s Gaelic stronghold.

The Fatdog is taken for one last pee before being allowed on the ferry!

The Fatdog's new friend watches us from the waters of the inner harbour

The excitement builds as the ferry arrives.

J's bright pink bag clashes horribly with the fading rays of the sun

As we steam towards Harris the sun drops below the horizon...and a new story begins.


Posted by on October 16, 2010 in The Islands


4 responses to “Never on a Sunday…or a Monday for that matter! (Part 1)

  1. Florene

    October 17, 2010 at 12:17 am

    I commented on FB… am hoping my signing-up for newposts will prevent my missing any of your travelogue.

  2. Simon

    October 17, 2010 at 2:52 pm

    Yes, yes; but what about the food?

  3. fatdogwalks

    October 17, 2010 at 5:26 pm

    Hi again Florene 😀 . Many thanks for signing up…hopefully we will not disappoint…it could be a long haul though – it was quite a trip!

  4. fatdogwalks

    October 17, 2010 at 5:29 pm

    Ah…MrP! (sigh)

    Have patience, I will get to the food eventually but I’ll leave you with this little gem – roast big scallops in the oven for 8 minutes then drizzle with a little olive oil (the Spanish one they sell in plastic milk cartons at the Loch Leven Seafood Cafe shop) – A-maz-ing! 😆 😉


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