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This may seem a strange title for a page. However, you will see as you have gone through the pages how often I refer to the marvellous light we get up here. We also get wonderful sunsets. We are told at times one can see the northern lights but I still think one needs to be much further north. We do get some pretty impressive meteorite showers.
A number of you have asked to see photos of us, why I ask? However, rather than put the thankfully very few of us we have I thought it might be nice to show our visitors, sometimes with us. Hopefully you will see yourselves or people you know and be assured if you visit you will be included. Apologies to October 07 visitors, can't seem to find those photos, I think they may have been lost with the change over of computers.
Literally 5 days after I arrived in Scotland, we had our first visitors, who stayed with us for a night. Ian and Helen Callaghan with Ian's mum Nean, seen here outside the front door with Nigel. July 05. Ian and Helen are from Oxford, Nean from W.Sussex.
July 05. Ian, Helen, Toni and Nigel outside the front of Barochreal.
At the end of August 05, Adrianne, Dennis and Imogen Lock, from Fetcham Surrey, came and spent five days with us.
A photo break at the top of Glen Coe.
Adrianne, Dennis and Imogen at the Crinan canal.
These two lads were Edinburgh Uni students looking for somewhere to pitch their tent. We gave them shower facilities a good meal and they pitched their tent in the fank, a year before it took on it's new role as the Rose garden. September 05.
For my birthday Diane, my mum's god daughter paid her first visit from Cambridgeshire.
How different the front garden looks now!!!!
I know Julie from Richmond Surry came for the New Year. However, I don't appear to have any photos of that visit.
My next visitor was Val Hall from Milford Surrey, she was my dog walking friend from down south and came in May 06. This is her at the Atlantic bridge, Seil island.
Val on the Duchess. We took this little boat trip over to Duart castle on Mull and then to see the seals on Kerrera Island. Just pulling out from Oban harbour.
Val on another boat trip on Loch Etive.
Nigel's mother came to visit in June 06, and thoroughly enjoyed her quad bike rides.
Diane returned in July 06 with partner Derek, Dog Bracken and Camper van.
Toni with the good looking one Bracken.
Ian and Helen returned for my 60th. birthday weekend in October 06. Here they are at castle Stalker.
Toni and Ian same day.
Julie also came again for this birthday weekend, a lovely house full. Here she is at Barnacarry Bay.
Ian and Helen with Nigel and I at the village hall, where we held a party to celebrate my 60th.
Nigel and I with Julie.
Just the two of us!
Our next visitors were in April/May 2007. My best friend Robin from Canberra Australia, we were at school together in Canberra, and her husband David, came and spent 10 glorious days with us. The time was magical and the weather wonderful, they didn't believe it rained in Scotland, although the greenery might just have proved it does. Here they are in Glen Orchy. I've only included a few of the many photos I took.
At the base of the Glenfinnan monumnet to Bonny Prince Charlie. Loch Shiel behind, one of my favourite lochs and the one they use in the filming of the Harry Potter films, Hogwarts lake.
Robin by one of the disused quarries on Easdale island. Mull in the background.
Robin and David in the gardens of Ardmaddy castle, 10 minutes from us by car.
Robin outside Eilean Donan castle.
Robin in the grounds of McCaigs Tower Oban.
Robin walking towards Fingal's Cave on the island of Staffa.
Robin in our front garden. Cor leathad behind.
The final morning of their visit.
Our next visitor in September 07 was Julia, one of our neighbours from Durfold Wood. Here seen at the Glenfinnan Monumnet.
In our Conservatory which had just been finished.
Having a kitchen supper with our friend Fiona from up here.
Sally and Mike Lefroy came from West Sussex at the beginning of october 07, and Ian and Helen came again for my birthday weekend. However, sadly I have mislaid the digital images, I think this happened when the new computer was set up, obviously I had failed to back up everything, sorry. So onto 08.
Maggie and Clive had a holiday up here in June 08. here seen at Tobermory on Mull.
Toni and Margaret at Tobermory.
A distant view of Margaret and Clive in the gardens of Torosay Castle, Mull.
Torosay Castle.
In September 08 Ian returned for his 4th. visit, with Jane from Bristol. Ian, Jane and I were all friends before any of us had met our now husbands or wife. Here we are on the ferry to Mull, destination Iona.
Jane. She hopes to return with husband Paul in june 09 en route for a weeks stay on Iona.
Ian, Jane and Nigel in Iona Abbey.
Ian and Jane by the Bridge over the Atlantic.
Jane waiting for the ferry to Easdale island.
Jane and Ian on top of Easdale island.
Ian consulting the menu, Nigel watching the boats, one lunch time at Carobh Haven.
Ian and Jane at castle Stalker, unfortunately shot into the sunlight, it was another glorious day.
April 2009.
Simon Evenden, my Godson with wife Nikki and two children came to stay for a week. Here they are on Pulpit Hill Oban.
Here Maggie and Clive, Simon's parents who also came up in April 09. A rather wet day in Glen Orchy.
Evendens and Toni at the Standing Stones Kilmartin Glen.
June 09 Jane and Paul came to visit on their way to Iona. They were delighted to discover a pair of Whinchats in our garden.
Ian and Nigel at Tarbert, Kintyre. August 29th.
Ian and Toni at Tarbert.
Ian at Southend, Kintyre. As far south as you can go on this pennisular. N.Ireland can just be seen from here. Same day.
August 30th. Ian standing on the bridge at Killin which spans the falls of Dochart.
Same day Ian standing outside the Crannog at the Crannog centre on Loch Tay.
Audrey Mummy's cousin came to visit in MAY 2010. Here she is at Glen Finnan.
Audrey on the Bridge at Glen Orchy.
Audrey at Tobermorry on Mull.
Terri came to visit May Bank Holiday weekend 2010. here she is at the bridge over the Atlantic.
Ian, Amy, Terri and Pow Wow at Barochreal.
Vanessa came with her daughter Kristiane for a brief visit at the beginning of June 2010. She promises to be back in October.
This, as with the next fourteen photos, was taken outside our front door, looking north west.
I am still marvelling at the range of colours as I look through my selection.
Nigel always looks at the cloud formations too.
Who said you needed the tropics for wonderful sunsets?
Outside St. Columba's Cathedral. Oban.
Same as above.
Sunset over Loch Melfort. August 2007.
Sunset over the Sound of Jura at Arduaine. February 06.
As above.
December 08. View taken on the shortest day of the year, at 3.30pm, outside our doctor's surgery on the island of Seil.
As above.