1 EAGLETON NOTES: Harris Township and Old House

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Sunday, 13 September 2009

Harris Township and Old House

My last two postings have been devoid of photographs so I thought that I would redress the balance and post two photos that I took a few weeks ago when I went to the Isle of Harris. The first one gives an idea of the remote and sparse nature of the rural settlements in the Islands of the Outer Hebrides.  It is the township of Maaruig.


8 comments:

  1. heehee, a renovation opportunity?

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  2. It looks wild and beautiful. I'm curious about the average temperature there. It could be a pretty harsh place to live.

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  3. I agree with shabby girl. Wild and beautiful. Settled but untamed. Looks like the elements will always win! Sparse and harsh living conditions have a way of shaping wonderful individuals, I bet the people are terrific!

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  4. I can vouch for the people, Pauline. All the ones I have met are terrific.

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  5. Wonderful view! Would not like to stay in the house in the second picture though. Looks draughty...

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  6. Shabby Girl: The temperature is very mild. It doesn't get hot in summer and it rarely gets to freezing in winter. It is, however, quite wet and very windy! It is quite a harsh environment but the houses were always built for warmth and protection against the wind. I shall add that to my list for a future posting.

    Pauline: The people are a hardy bunch. On the whole people here are wonderful and will do anything for a neighbour. But if they fall out then they do so for generations to come. I have lived here for nearly 35 years and have always felt welcomed and at home despite being an incomer. Mind you I find it easy to feel like a New Zealander and feel equally at home in Hawkes Bay.

    Dawn Treader: A couple of windows and some clods of earth on the roof and you'd be as warm as toast.

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  7. Very beautiful...rather mystical-looking...a land full of lore.
    ;^)

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