1 EAGLETON NOTES: Stone Penguins

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Tuesday, 25 August 2009

Stone Penguins

Today I took Anna to see the Butt of Lewis (the most Northerly point of Lewis), the Garenin Village Blackhouses, and the Standing Stones of Callanish. All of these are memorable works of man or nature and are worthy of a whole blog each. We also popped into the Morven Gallery for morning coffee and The Inn Between at North Shawbost for an excellent lunch. The weather was, generally speaking, very windy, cold and dull and wet with the very occasional burst of sun and frequent torrential rain. Not, on the whole, good weather for photography. So I decided, just so that I could turn this from a pure diary entry into something with a bit of fun attached, to show you something else that caught my eye on the road to Ness: painted stone penguins. Don't you just love a bit of rural fun?

4 comments:

  1. Maybe a bit of fun up there, down here this is art! All the best.

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  2. Thanks for the tour - I went through all the links, I think Inverness is as far north in Scotland as I got and that was around 35 years ago.

    And very cute penguins. Maybe you're not the only one to moan about the weather up north...?
    Myself, I saw live penguins yesterday. At the zoo...

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  3. This creativity definitely reminds me of my mother. She would have SO appreciated this one, GB.

    :) thank you

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  4. We got absolutely soaked after we saw you at the Butt. Thought it would be a good idea to see Eoropie beach, never made it as the heavens opened and we were drenched. Just came back home

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