Saturday, 9 October 2010

Now, where was I?

Oh, yes, having a nice few days off with my sister in law & uncle in law (SIL & UIL !) This is rather a long post so either make yourself a coffee or just flick thru quickly!

But first, thanks so much for all those kind comments about my debut as a cat walk user! There probably won't be a second time but it was a great experience & I now realise why a model won't get out of bed for less than £10k, they're worth every penny! My boys are often in the back pages of the local rag as they're all sporty but hey, I hit the front page!!!! I'm in a group photo & luckily I'm wearing the white outfit & NOT revealing all!

I got featured by a home decor shop (?) in return for adding this link...well ok I guess!

Lazy Boy Recliners

Forgot to add this pic of a bank from our last walk.

I can definately see a panel in stitch from this - on my list...!

We then went on a trek up the west coast of the Island as there is good fishing from the rocks below Neist Point Lighthouse according to my Middlest - we've had the pleasure of eating the fish he caught - pollock & macrel.

A very different coastline to the south end of the island.

You can stay here at Neist Point lighthouse.

I tried to capture the gannets while not being blown off the cliff edge

& the boys  fishing down below

See them right down there? Bear in mind my UIL is 84 next week!

me away from the edge - I have slight vertigo! (that & the wind made this crooked ;)

The other side of the lighthouse

where there are these amazing sculptures made by many visitors - we always have to change something, leave our mark; I did.

My SIL by the hoist

wire (I can't spell hawsers!) beneath the hoist

Some wonderful textures & rock formations

a decaying door at the top of the path that runs up such a big hill, but we made it! 

A beautiful gate to the lighthouse I forgot to add earlier (I get frustrated trying to move pics about!)

On the way up to Neist Point we passed these turbines - a young lad was up recently doing a dissertation on these in the landscape & was interested  the artistic point of view from, my  DH really, as a landscape painter.

I wonder if they can hear them?

I love this shed

If you're still here, thank you for letting me share my day with you.


Anonymous said...

Looks like you wore the right gear for the weather. I would be nervous
with the boys down on the rocks like that. Fabulous scenery. Nothing better than blowing wind of the ocean though, love to watch waves and storms and realize how small we really are. Thanks for sharing your part of the world with us. xox Corrine

Unknown said...

Beautiful pictures! I love walking along the coast and watching the waves crash against the rocks! I especially like the photos of the different stone sculptures. :) x

Sandies' Patch said...

I did enjoy this tour with you! Wish I could have been there too.
Yes, I can see a hanging being created from that picture too...think I can hear the water trickling down or is it my tinnitus?!

Sandie xx

ju-north said...

I was right with you, in spirit if not in person!

Beverley Baird said...

Love all your photos!Especially love the rock formations - that's one of my favourite subjects as well.

Jill said...

Thank YOU! What a wonderful place you live.
Beautiful photographs.

Trudi said...

Made it all the way to the bottom, it was well worth it! Fantastic pictures, love the colours in the gate and all the rock sculptures. Must try and make a trip up there :)

artymess said...

thats one hell of a place Emma we will have to visit one day it looks amazing....x

Uta said...

Ooh aah what great pics. Thanks for sharing :)

peneller said...

I loved your photos as they brought back memories of our last visit to Neist Point when the wind was so strong we could hardly stand up! My DH insisted on adding to the collection of cairns right on the edge of the rocks despite the waves crashing over them! Men!!!

mano said...

what a wonderful post with so beautiful pictures!!! Particularly I love the stone sculptures! It's really a great place you live, I envy you a little bit...
Have a good week, emma!

Linda Vincent said...

Always love to see your photos Emma - and think 'one day'.......

Laura said...

such lovely much inspiration!

Dot said...

What a beautiful, beautiful post Emma. I loved looking at all the photo's. Gorgeous part of the world. Loved your fashion shots in the post below too :) (you look great!).


Gorgeous photos Emma

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jackie said...

Looks a lovely day, bleak at times, but worth it, especially for the colours in the rocks.

ArtPropelled said...

Such a great corner of the world. Thanks for taking us along on your walk. My husband was particularly interested in the fishing.