this little project a while ago and it is perfect to keep me occupied whilst travelling (and whilst being a fishing companion)
|Here you can see both Mr and myself happily enjoying our holiday in our own preferred activities!|
The ferry ride over from mainland Scotland is 5 hours and in that time I really managed to get very quick at making these up, I even perfected my techniques on the ride over so much that I no longer have to refer to the pattern. On the ferry ride home I even received a compliment on my crochet work from a stranger who said in a spanish accent "so is a flew-er? Is buw-tee-foo"
|Here is my successful fisherman with a 1.5 lb freshwater brown trout. |
He also caught a 1 lb and we had one each for our tea that evening.
Our first week the weather was grey, cloudy, wet and windy. I wasn't very impressed by my Mister's choice of holiday destination at all - especially when mainland Scotland seemed to be basking in the first spell of sunshine we've had in years.
|I'm not a happy holidayer = wet, grey and windy.|
But thankfully the Outer Hebrides (and Mr) redeemed themselves when we started to enjoy some of that sunshine in our second week of the holiday. I did wear some me-made dresses but only in the 3 evenings when we went out, otherwise it was a comfy-clothes kind of holiday, learning the history of the people, exploring the nature reserves and photographing the scenery.
For those of you who may be interested, here are a couple snaps from our holiday:
|the many lochens of Benbecula|
|beautiful and peaceful beaches everywhere|
|remains of an ancient stone circle|
|wild flowers are protected, known as machair|