Blaven, trees and some Skye…
The Glenelg/Kylerhea ferry, last manually operated turntable remaining in Scotland. Now, this is a journey not to be missed; the long and achingly beautiful journey down into Glenelg (with iron age settlements, beaches and a feeling of I’ve left all that I know behind to hold you there for a while), throwing your fate into the tidal flow on the small ferry, and then the winding and dramatic single track road from Kylerhea to the main road on Skye. If you’re ever there, just do it, don’t even think twice.
I’ve been working on a design for a tattoo, something I never dreamt I’d even consider… I’m quite undecided but this compass point icon is very appealing, so evocative don’t you think? Other themes include the outline of the Isle of Skye, a lotus (traditionally representing transformation in India and other cultures) and of course, mehndi patterns. Too many ideas and not enough resolution.
The lonely bouquet. I am thrilled at the very idea of what one clever florist in northwest Scotland has done. They take a couple of lovely bouquets and leave them where they might be found, in this case, one was left in Balmacara, the other in Broadford on Skye. They place a tag with them, inviting someone to take them home. What a great idea!