Thursday, February 26, 2015

The Isle of Lewis

My friend, Karey, wrote the squeaky clean and super fun Husband Maker trilogy. In the second book, the main character, Charlotte, heads to Scotland, specifically the Isle of Lewis which happens to be one of my favorite places on the planet. I got to be Karey's consultant and loved reminiscing about the time I spent on the Island. (I spent 4 amazing months there in 1993.) In a fit of nostalgia, I wanted to post a few photos of the Island just to give a glimpse of how beautiful and quaint it is.

Hopefully I'll make it back there someday!

Lewis Castle at dusk.

A beautiful stormy day. The water and sky are so gray, but look at those rocky hills. 

Harris is connected to and south of Lewis. (Have you heard of Harris Tweed? The Isle of Harris is where it's made.) This little 9-hole golf course was in the most picturesque location, right on the Atlantic Ocean. My missionary companion and I golfed here one day. We were literally dodging sheep poop the whole time! A quick search shows that this course is now a much bigger deal than it was in 1993. 

This shepherd was just walking down the road and happily posed when we asked for a photo. A right happy fella.
Cead mile failte (Kee-ut mee-la Fall-cha) is Gaelic for one hundred thousand welcomes. That's how they treat you on the island. You won't want to leave!

1 comment:

Karey said...

I don't know how I missed this post. Gorgeous pictures. Thanks for being my consultant. I hope I did it justice. I want to go there someday, too. Maybe we should plan a trip at the same time. Yes, I think that's what we should do.