A Little More Island and a Few More Animals

It is hard to do Colonsay justice in a short blog post but I will try to give you a sampling of all the diversity here.

The landscapes vary from…


…to wooded areas


With huge rhododendrons


…and heather

…to incredible vistas


Even though I came here to see sheep, there were other animals of interest…

My hosts dogs, Sammy and Stamford, who accompanied us on many walks (thanks boys
for slowing up for me!)


Special sheep everywhere…

…in the pasture

…on the look out


…and in the parking lot!


But not just sheep.

A rare bird – the Chough. Only 55 pairs in existence and the majority are on Colonsay.


And then there were cows (Luing cattle) on the beach (I overheard a mother tell her child the cows were on holiday!)


It was a fantastic stay. Here is the ferry, docked, for me to leave on in the morning – moving on to the next adventure. Watch for one more post about the wonderful wool of Colonsay, how Yasmin gets it, and what she does with it. Until then…..


Published in: on August 5, 2013 at 10:13 pm  Comments (5)  

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  1. This trip is going by way too fast! I love the “look out” sheep with the round little body and the skinny, bow-legged legs. It is darling! Great photo. Can’t wait for the next stop.

    • The first couple of days seemed to go by slowly – probably because I had no sense of time with the jet lag. The last couple have flown by. It was really hard to leave the people and sheep of Colonsay.

  2. It was really hard for us (including the sheep – especially wee girly) to see you go too…
    Have a fantastic onward trip – we can’t wait to read your next adventures.

  3. This island looks like my kind of place! So pretty, it’s hard to imagine. I’m so happy all is going according to plan.

    • Chris, you would love it here! Beautiful views and places to relax. What could be better than sheep in the street and cows on the beach?! And very good food!

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