You can do all this at nearby Duntulm! Stunning summer’s day with a duck pond surrounding the nearby Tulm Island. Friends went for a swim while many others looked at the entriguing ruins of Duntulm Castle, former seat of the MacLeod clan. Or go to the other side of the castle, into Score Bay and … More To swim or take a look at the castle, or try and find the dinosaur footprints?
These fabulous long days are here, with stunning late evening colours. This photo was taken after 11pm this month, looking northwards. What an evening it was, watching the colours develop.
A new, fast charger (7.2kW) for electric cars has now been installed in the parking area at The Byre. Simple to operate, just a contactless tap and charging starts. Just let us know you’re bringing an electric car (and cable) and we’ll do the rest! Electricity will be charged at cost in 2022! The charger … More Electric car charger installed!
On the evening of 10th February 2022, there was yet another fabulous display of the Northern Lights. It was a spectacular display which I tried to capture some of its glory using my mobile phone. The photo was simply taken resting on a post and using ‘night sight’ (long exposure) on my Android phone. We … More Superb aurora!
Well we recently took time to enjoy our cottage and the stunning local scenery. We walked out from our cottage straight up onto the cliffs. It was a lovely, quiet winter scene with stunning colours. In the distance we could see the snow on the mountains of Harris & Lewis as well as the mainland. … More Winter wonderland
Autumn brings darker nights and with that, the opportunity to see wonderful night skies. Here’s a couple of shots taken from The Byre’s decking in late September: Looking up, the Milky Way (and The Byre’s chimney!)
Spent a fabulous hour watching a young Basking Shark hoover up the plankton in the nearby Score Bay at Duntulm. It was around half grown, but still around 3m long. Friends saw minke whales, dolphins and porpoises in our Kilmaluag Bay on the same day. The gannets are appearing now too, with their spectacular diving … More Basking shark
We’ve just finished totally overhauling the bedrooms and now they are guest-ready! One bedroom has a king sized bed with 5,000 pocket spring mattress, feather pillows and Egyptian cotton sheets. The other bedroom has twin beds. Robes are provided, as are welcome toiletries, for all guests.
Eagle, certainly not a tortoise! I got up to 3 brown hares in the field next to the cottage. Two were leverets just running around together. The other was a watchful parent, who seemed to shepherd them at times. Then the golden eagle returned yet again yesterday afternoon and ate something just on the hill … More The hares and the…
Enjoying the fabulous weather at the moment, max’ed at 26 degrees yesterday. Walked up from the back of our cottage (on the left in the photo) onto a hill twice, once for breakfast… …and once for supper, to watch the sun go down.