Early in the week had us preparing for our first visitors of the year. It is always exciting going into Stornoway to wait on the ferry arriving. Here comes the MV Clansman steaming into the harbour and we are full of anticipation as we get ready to greet the arrivals.
The visitors are my sister and her husband, over from Canada. They are only with us for a few days, and we have a lot to catch up with. It is always nice to have guests who haven't seen the island before, as it means we can show off our favourite places. Here they are having just crossed the Bridge over the Atlantic to the island of Great Bernera. How good it would be if we could cross right over the ocean as easily as we did there.
It was lovely to take a couple of days out and enjoy being tourists. We visited Bosta beach (another paddle) and the Iron Age house- Such a stunning setting, sea in front and hills behind. It is still closed for the winter, but is well worth a visit if you find yourself here in Summer.
At the end of the week, James and I tried out the new footpath being built round the villages. it was another lovely day, and we were even out without coats!
Oh yes - I did shovel a lot of (ahem) manure this week. Still - all good stuff and i will benefit twice - once from the exercise and again from the fabulous harvests that will result.
And - I won a basket of fruit in a "Guess the Weight" contest!
Just a few random snapshots of my week. Another Seven Days ahead - what fruits will they bring? Wishing you all the sweetest of blessings in the days to come. xx