Last Day on Eriskay

I thought a walk on my last day on Eriskay was a good idea. I had not yet spent much time at the shop – the island’s grocery store and post office.
Looks like I am headed in the right direction.

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This shop supplies all the local necessities and was fun to wander around in. Also took a moment outside to relax and chat with locals and visitors.

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Back to the local pub for a last coffee and scone…

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…and then a look at the beach where Bonnie Prince Charlie landed so many year ago.

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There are a lot of shells on this beach.

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On the walk back to my cottage I saw interesting birds…

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…the famous Eriskay ponies, who in the past had helped to haul peat (cut from the ground for fuel)…

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…local sheep…

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…and then a gift from “my” sheep who chose that moment to come and pose for me. (You will see something from these photos in my later felting project). Aren’t they magnificent?!

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So, with my wash on the line…

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…and an almost-final visit with Bill and Ben, who wondered why I was sitting down in the pasture with no bottles (!)…

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…I prepared to leave the next day for the next stage of the journey. I will very much miss the people and animals of Eriskay. Thank you, Denise and Jonathan, for an experience I will never forget!

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Published in: on May 28, 2015 at 7:53 am  Comments (2)  

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  1. WHat a lovely fairwell your sheep gave you. I’m sure you will be bringing part of them home!


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