Day 3

Weather: Strong winds and intermittent rain

This involved visiting the Taigh Chearsabhagh Museum and Arts Centre , we saw the two current exhibitions and introduced ourselves .  We stayed for lunch which comprised the house speciality, some excellent bean soup accompanied by cheese scones. We then walked the headland visiting part of the North Uist Sculpture Trail and then on to the ferry terminal, a place that holds a strong fascination (for me at least..)


In the afternoon we visited Namara sea foods in Grimsay. Not only was the food fantastic but its production had resulted in a singular landscape.

Shellfish beach2


Last night Nicola and I watched ‘Shetland’ on the television for a while just to put things into some sort of perspective..  and I had thought that ‘Midsomer’ had a problem.

The problems with the internet continued making the development of the blog and group Facebook pages difficult. I couldn’t help but wonder what use Paul and Hazel Strand might have made use of social media had it been available in 1954 when they were staying in South Uist and making photographs for ‘Tir A Mhurain’. The speed of the technology is amazing once the information is released and begins to circulate and there are lots of interested people and comments and we are most grateful, but the connection continues to be troublesome and we will need to contact B.T. once again.

The cats were meanwhile confined to quarters as the strong wind made it difficult for them to patrol. The house is situated high up in the village and the wind whips around the building, moaning as it does so. This is very atmospheric in a slightly gothic manner, but takes some getting used to.

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