Travel Blogs from Tongue
Biggest couple of driving days we did in the whole trip and most of it was on single lane roads. They have passing bays every few hundred metres, but heaps of blind corners and blind hilltops. Very few fences so the sheep and lambs were all over the road, which made for even more interesting driving. Then to make it …
... not unlike a good C******nay but tastes better! Supper was a choice between Steak Pie, Roast Pork and Yorkshire Pudding or Haggis. They them came round the dining room with the leftover Yorkshires! The Steak Pie actually had meat and nothing else in it! Our fellow diners were two groups... one cycling Lands Ends to JOG ...LEJOG-ing. The other a group cycling round North west Scotland. So every plate and bowl was clean. No leftovers. Nor are we the only ones camping in ...
ESlow casual start as we had breakfast with Gus. He'd been up a while decorating, catching up on what he meant to get finished before we turned up. Glorious sunshine as we set off. Hot hard work as we climbed out of Glutt valley and then on to Knockfin Heights. Thank goodness we had good visibility on the heights. There are no discernible features to aim at... It's just a dome with no obvious summit. In addition it is pockmarked with numerous dew ponds, little gullies ...
... did so we have pushed on walking 17.5 miles to a place called Glutt Farm. In effect we are 4 miles further up the valley than planned, meaning we can push beyond Kinbrace tomorrow, in turn cutting down on the 25 miles to Crask the following day!! Fallen on our feet again. When we got here, knocked on the door to be greeted by Gus, the new estate manager here as well as his Pointer Pluto. Gus kindly invited us in for tea, has allowed us to camp outside ...
... plucked (not shorn) from the sheep the islanders introduced from Harris.
Even more telling, the crofters also used to climb the sea stacks to recover seabird eggs, which would have been available in the millions. On one occasion, nineteen St Kilda teenagers were landed on one of the sea stacks in weather so wild that they could not be recovered. They were left there for 9 months, surviving on rainwater and seabird eggs, clinging to the narrow ledges of the stack without ...
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