1 EAGLETON NOTES: Winter Stornoway

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Wednesday, 20 December 2017

Winter Stornoway

Stornoway has a splendid golf course. It's  well over two decades since I walked round it trying to hit a little white ball as few times as possible. What is the saying? "Golf is a way to ruin a good walk." However it can provide good companionship with exercise after a long day behind a desk.

I pass the course a lot because it is part of the Lews Castle grounds in which is situated The Woodlands Café which I frequent.

Earlier this week it was looking particularly attractive in its winter attire:




14 comments:

  1. Nothing nicer for a winter's day than the combination of sunny blue sky and snow on the ground!
    I do miss going out for long walks (or even short runs), but I have either been scooped up in the office until long after dark, or it was wet and too unpleasant out there.
    The first week of January, O.K. and I are both off work so we are hoping for some walk-friendly weather then.

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    1. Meike, I hope that you get a sunny, crisp, blue-skied week for walking.

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  2. I love blue skies in winter. The bit of snow on the ground makes the images perfect and I would love to take a hike there. Stay warm!

    Mersad
    Mersad Donko Photography

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    1. Mersad, on a day like that the Island can be a wonderful place to walk.

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  3. Snow, grass and trees. A rare sight on Lewis. Looks grand.

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    1. Absolutely Adrian. The Castle Grounds are extensive but not representative of Lewis as a whole.

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  4. Beautiful! I am sure that the blue sky is always welcome when you get it at this time of year, right? :-)

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    1. Kay, blue skies are always welcome but, as you say, even more so at this time of year.

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  5. And you have snow to add to the beauty.

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  6. With those trees it just doesn't look like The Isle of Lewis.

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    1. You are right, of course, YP but Lewis might surprise you. You and Lady P should come up some time.

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  7. I suppose the aim must be, NOT to hit your white ball anywhere near the white snow.

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    1. Absolutely, Cro. If it were my ball it would be drawn to the snow like a magnet to iron.

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