Friday, January 12, 2018

A Lovely Day

The Atlantic breaks against the Isle.
The Lighthouse stands tall.
 What a warm and lovely day. 
Great day for a walk with my camera while doing a little beachcombing.

I sat on the rocks for sometime just watching the Atlantic roll in.
The birds and the seals are always entertaining.

I thought of many things far away.

The Sunset was lovely.

The water is hypnotic.

Low in the sky, going asleep into the Sea.


The old lifeboat shed.

The South Harbour
My home by the Sea.

Limpet Shells bought to shore by hungry birds

Allumium Buoy
you don't find many of these!

You see what you want to see.

Skin of a Lumpsucker
I saw 3 hooded Crows picking at something on the beach,
 I walked over and found what was left of this dinosaur of a fish.

Lumpsucker Skin

Puffin Skull

A heart can only break if it still has love.

 End of a Lovely Day.
Good Night. x

Friday, January 05, 2018

Stark Beauty

My first climb up Malcolm's Head this year.
Always leaving me breathless, then a breathtaking reward.

The stark beauty of Fair Isle. 

South Harbour & Crow Stack

The Keels and Skerries

South Lighthouse

South Lighthouse

Climbing up Malcolm's Head

View of Sheep Rock on the way up.

At the top of Malcolm's Head you find two ruins,
both coastal look out observational huts. one from WW2 the other from the Napoleonic W

One of the old structure's walls, with an approaching hail storm.

This rainbow was actually pea size hail.
Which I was shortly after this picture caught in.

Ouch! no place to hide!

Hail hail!

I would say it is a bit windy-er up there!

The setting Sun was in and out of the clouds creating great light and colour.

My hat blows off much easier with long hair.
I never had this problem with a short buzz cut.
But I do like the feel of wind in my hair again, even if I have much less of it.


The hail storm passed over and blocked the Sun,
 making it go so dark the Lighthouse came on early.

What a great walk, always a wonder when I wander. cheers.

Happy New Year!

Saturday, December 23, 2017

Solstice and the Sea

Jimmy's Ram has been decorating for the holidays.

The rare Cowrie.

Eider Duck Skull & Sea Urchin.

Seal Pup

Pier Refection

Hail, hail, the gang is all here!


Purple Sandpiper

My Fair Isle Fisherman Kep hand knit by Anne Sinclair.

I love the colour of the bums
as they match the Christmas lights in the window.

Winter Solstice
The Sun sets in the South. 

Monday, December 04, 2017

Big Pete, Steve & Martyn

Pete, Martyn & Steve

also have have 2 Blue Tits as welcome visitors I have been feeding.

Steve & Pete

Working on the generators.

From early October to mid December I have Workmen staying at my Auld Haa Guesthouse.
They have been working very hard seven days a week, on a repair and maintenance project. 

They get hungry and it is my job to feed them well. 

Steve's Birthday Dinner

Beef Steak Pie

Steve's Birthday Cake

Birthday Party!

Steak Au poivre and Chips

winner winner chicken dinner!

Bat out of Hell Meatloaf
Hot & spicy meatloaf wrapped with a puff pastry

Curry and Chips!

Breakfast Blues

any room for desert?

Apple Pie

Wild Weather that sometimes look amazingly beautiful.

Big Pete!
Pete has been a guest at The Auld Haa Guesthouse since early October....
Over 2 months now... making him the longest continual guest ever!
Cheers mate!