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.


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.


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


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



There are a lot of shells on this beach.


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


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



…local sheep…


…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?!



So, with my wash on the line…


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



…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!


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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