We did have a lovely stroll around the harbour, taking in some stunning sights. It is a working harbour with a lot of fishing boats with the odd beautiful yacht thrown in, an eclectic mix of work and pleasure. Both a joy to admire, whilst sitting on a bench eating an enormous fish and chip supper. With hindsight we could have shared a portion, they were very generous with the chips.
A glimpse of the turrets of the castle behind the trees, which are always a delight to see. There are not a lot of trees on the Island due to the high winds. This must be a sheltered area.
We did take a stroll around so that I could get a photograph of Lews Castle, we have yet to have a walk around the grounds since moving here. Something to share with the family when they visit.
We also managed to get a closer look at the statue of one of the herring girls which have been installed in memory of a lifestyle gone but not forgotten.
On a previous trip we had managed to pick up a book on the herring girls from the Charity shop so it was a delight to see them. Also wonderful to see so many planters around the town.
Despite the size of the Island it is only 36 miles long with a population of 23,000 I am always amazed at how much care is taken with the upkeep/maintenance of its infrastructure. Volunteers can always be seen cleaning up and planting the memorial areas in each village. It was another windy day here on the edge of the Atlantic, my washing yesterday was dried in no time at all.
As you can see there has been a lot of progress made on the grass, another cut and it should start to look a little better. What is keeping you busy?
See you soon.