Daily Archives: July 22, 2019

Dreaming Stones: Tides of light

Sue Vincent's Daily Echo

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With the decision made, the ferry booked and the light changing as the sun went down, we took the cameras out to play, leaving the mainland behind for a little while. Not intentionally… but the road through Kyle of Lochalsh, the ‘strait of the foaming loch’, becomes the Skye Bridge and, once on it, what else could we do but cross?

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The bridge was opened in 1995 and connects the old ferry port to the Isle of Skye.  Beneath the bridge, the loch plunges three hundred feet, almost vertically, to a rich landscape of strange creatures and plants that remain hidden from the eyes of the curious. Also beneath the first part of the bridge is the tiny island of Eilean Bàn, the White Isle. The island was once home only to wildlife and lighthouse keepers. It later became the home of Gavin Maxwell, the author of ‘Ring of Bright…

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Callanish Calling: Light of the World…

France & Vincent

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…What we had thought were the distant hills of Bonny Scortland,

so recently traversed, turned out to be the hills of Skye herself yet to be encountered.

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This trip was already proving to have more surprises than a Jack-in-the-Box.

But, no matter…

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One of the things that all the travellers to the Isles mention is the light.

We were about to experience this at first hand, and in more ways than one.

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Having just been introduced to the hills of Skye…

They promptly disappeared

from sight completely

behind a veil of dense mist.

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Which at other times, and in other places,

we would have had no hesitation in calling Dragon’s Breath…

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Leaving us again wondering

whether or not what we had seen

was real?

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There was to be a lot of that…

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