Charlotte Gannet passing Clythness lighthouse

Where do you turn to when you need help? Right, to your own countrymen. They will definitely help you out. This is the best advice ever.

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Watercolour after Norman Ackroyd, Mingulay Bay

After a day, sheltering for the endless rain, we decide to explore the town a bit further and find ourselves a nice dinner. Dressed in our dark green rain ponchos we wander around Castlebay. We are desperate for a hot and spicy meal and walk into the Kisimul café, a small Indian restaurant with views…

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Popular Arisaig beach with tents and kayaks

Have you ever thought about what to do when zombies take over the world? Neither did I until I met James on a beach in Arisaig. We land our kayaks on that lovely beach on a glorious day, fully expecting not to have this gorgeous beach for our own. It is relatively close to the…

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Tom Leppard, watching us over a botthy wall

What is that? Two kayaks are approaching the beach? Oh no, not today. He thinks back to an evening three nights ago when a couple in kayaks landed on his cleared beach. He had totally been ignored then. He’s not going to have that again! He’s going to scare them off by looking angry behind…

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Plate with fried seaweed, Dulse

“Do you know the different types of seaweed?” the guy asks, he’s one of the 14 nephews and cousins we just met. They stay in the large house for the yearly work party on the currently unpopulated island of Ensay or Easaigh in Gaelic. Standing side by side, the house and chapel shape the deep…

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