Saturday, 18 March 2017

Uist Diary 1

Well, I'm here.


In the library at Sgoil Lionacleit, hah. Here also being the Uists, my new home!

After a tumultuous couple of months the journey is almost complete (I'm still in temporary accommodation), and I've just finished my first week of work out here. It has been amazing, a real adventure, and I'm still grinning at the thought that this wild, wonderful, exciting place is my new home - and that the work I've been doing over the past week is my actual job. It's a pinch-me-is-this-real feeling, but waking up every day and living it implies that yes, this is reality.

The week has been varied, much more varied than I ever imagined and I'll follow this up with more stories, more adventures, more everythings, but at the moment, here are some photos which show what this island is....

As might be apparent from the photos I'm just gobsmacked by the sea and sky right now. I am also without a camera as I ran out of time to buy one before moving over, so forgive my phone photos.

The land is gorgeous too, with primroses just peeking out on the machair, yellow flag iris growing in advance of the corncrakes return, clouds of waders and displaying hen harriers. It feels like heaven.

Maybe it is...