Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Funny thing happened to me the other day

Not sure what happened to me the other day but did I laugh? No. It wasn't that good. If only I could remember what is was though.

I think Autumn is really here. The wind is howling, the rain is falling and HHHCB the cat stays in sleeping all day.

Having said that,we have been getting some late low sun which has been lovely.

I mean, what's not to like - except for all the people smiling that is.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Our wee Capital

Terrific eh? Just a small selection of snaps form around the place. I might show you some more one day.

Monday, November 12, 2018

Camera swopsies

Mr Toots, my camera pal enticed me out for a look see at a wee hoosie for a pal on the mainland. But for some reason I had the inclination to swop camera for the day - he shooting with my Hassie 500cm [with 50mm lens] and I with his Mamiya c330.

To be honest neither of us got on well with the cameras. I found the Mamiya somewhat awkward.  I mean it's nice enough camera but I just wasn't used to it's foibles. The taking lens had a filter on it yet no lens shade so in the unforgiving autumn sunshine we enjoyed, I experienced some flare issues. Toots found the Hassie - awkward as well - especially if you forgot to take the darkslide out.

Still, the day was fine and we re-fuelled at Callanish stones visitor centre [coffee and scone since you ask] and had a mighty fine day.

Obviously Toots whinged, and I complained but that's normal isn't it?

Sunday, November 11, 2018

A little more Stornoway

Now we are talking - street art and all. How lovely is that. Some would complain that it has no Gaelic influence but who cares?

I often stop at this spot to gaze into this little haven. How very lovely.
Move right along there....

Ooof. Prime vehicle for restoration although I am somewhat surprised it hasn't been blown away. Being buried under over grown bushes helped for years !

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Shall I show you a little of Stornoway?

Now please don't carried away as Stornoway is not all as pretty as this.

I had the use of an Olympus Xa so loaded with Kodakcolor film I took off around the place on this years sunny day

Can you see why visitors flock here on holiday now. Me neither.

Friday, November 09, 2018


Had a nice day thanks all the same. The wind is howling as I write this though. I need to go out to our wee boatee in t'harbour to sort out the boom which seems to have come untied but it's far too rough for me :-(

Just to reassure you all, I am still here having gone out t'boat and all. The harbour was calm, the dingy I re inflated and set the o/b on the back - which died halfway out to the boat mooring - so I rowed in between cursing. Then I found a bit of big string holding a pole thing up had broken causing a falling down of the horizontal pole at the end [topping lift broke]. I using my best parecel knots and tided the fallen pole to the boat to prevent it slapping about and breaking more things then rowed back. I arrived back at the marina in a right old lather since it was warm and laid in the bottom of the dingy to recover my senses. I have been somewhat creaky ever since.

Thursday, November 08, 2018


Ah ha! I have a working back now for the Hassie.
Look, the thing takes snaps now. In the sunshine and everything with peeps playing bat and ball out there somewhere.