Really thankful you are still with me. This day was the highlight of Martins holiday we went to places being an amateur archeologist he wanted to see.
just a few miles down the road was already three thousand years old.
A Quote from a booklet we purchased. "Our situation was unfavourable , and meagre was our sustenance".
It must have been a hard life ,but 6 elderly spinsters were still living here in the 1960s. The ladies that remained were all ones who had had the experience of hard work throughout their lives, whether on thecroft or at the fishing. They were able to cope with the special demands of the blackhouse,and there were neighbours or relatives close by who could lend a hand with the heavy work had to be done.
The fire was lit and the smell of peat filled the air.Peat was cut by the women too.
So off outside to see the village .
Kimberly had arranged for us to have lunch at our next port of call. The Butt of Ness . Duly refreshed we ventured out. This is reported to be the Windiest place in the UK and it did not disapoint. This is the furthest north you can go before you hit Canada. The lighthouse stands very tall.
So Lewis Castle a victorian building which is now rented out for weddings etc. This is the main room ,what a difference to the little crofts we have seen.
Thanks for the comments and sticking with me. This is really for me to keep as a record as being a bear of very little brain and age I forget.
See you in the morning
Hugs.Oh forgot Please excuse any grammatical or spelling mistakes ,once I have written this much I just press publish and don't check it. Hmmmmm.