The weather changed especially quickly and often on my last day in the shepherd’s hut. Rain, sunshine, sometimes at the same time and more. But I took advantage of a sunnier spell in the afternoon and went for a short walk up the hills behind the hut.
It was not the smartest idea to wear my normal walking shoes in the wet marshland, they were wet through and through within minutes, I really have to get some wellies and actually bring them with me. But the heather was blooming and I saw a little surprise down at the sea, there was the small harbour of Skullomie. I knew it was somewhere down there but hadn´t seen it so far.
My little hut was parked at the end of the road in Skullomie, a small fishing and crofting township at the end of Tongue Bay.
The pier in Skullomie (or sometimes Scullomie) was one of the sites from which crofters embarked on ships to locations such as America and Australia during the Highland Clearances (or in many cases, were forced to emigrate).
A deserted cottage up on the hill, on another walk I also saw some more further up on the hill.
View towards the Rabbit´s Islands, a group of three uninhabited small islands just off the coast. The Scottish name for them is “Eileanan nan Gall” which means “Islands of the strangers” or “Norseman”. According to a legend, a ship carrying gold to Charles Edward Stuart was wrecked on the island.
View towards Talmine on the other side of the bay.
Back home I spent the next hours watching a spectacular sunset, Tongue was saying goodbye in the most glorious way!