The Sanaigmore Cliffs can be seen from many parts of Islay and climbing one of them was always on my “To Do List”. As the weather was amazing today, blue skies, nice temperatures and a light northerly breeze, we decided it was ideal for a walk. So we went to go Sanaigmore and this time not to walk on the beautiful beach but to climb one of the impressive Sanaigmore cliffs. The walk up there is pretty straight forward. You basically follow the impressive shoreline to the west until you reach a beautiful and very secluded beach. There you’ll head back south to round the bay and then back west straight up the cliff. We did the second one from the right, which is 98 metres above sea level. The views from up there are quite stunning and you can see from Mull and Colonsay on a clear day and much of the northern part of Islay. The entire walk, from Sanaigmore to the top of the cliff and back, was not more than two hours. This time of year walking is rather good as the bracken is still very small, this will change when summer progresses. Next time we’ll […]
Today was the first day of 2015 that Foreland House opened its doors to the public. Foreland House has two beautiful gardens, The House Garden and the Walled Garden. Both garden are perfectly maintained and are a joy to visit. Despite the rather cold spring there was quite some colour in the gardens. In the next week there will be a few more open Sunday afternoons so look out for the signs at the corner of the Kilchoman Road.
The lambing season is almost over and some of the fields on Islay are filled with sheep and their offspring. You can see the white wee dots sometimes laying in the grass or they are teamed up with their pals and run around the fields and do their funny stuff. Usually the lambs are quite afraid and quickly run towards their mother when you approach them. Sometimes though their curiosity wins over their fear and you can come really close. Today I had such a moment where a few black and white lambs were very curious and posed happily in front of my camera.