Streets off Stornoway Harbor
Some serious fishing is also done out of this town and we watch one fisherman feed the seals that surround his boat as he processes his catch.
Fishing nets and boats
Something for everyone
From town, we walk over to Lews Castle overlooking the harbor and town, now a hotel, cafe, and museum, and wander through the great rooms.
The castle grounds cover 270 ha (667 acres, 2.7 square km, 1 square mile) behind the castle and along the water away from town. We follow a walking path along the water, watching the working boats come in and out of the harbor and looking at the streams pouring into the bay.
Along the water, away from town
Working boats coming in and out
Streams flowing into the bay
Path along the streams
All along the path are benches at the best viewing sites, dedicated to people who lived and worked here. Each bench is unique and tells a story of someone who loved this land.
Benches along the path
Eventually, the path turns back toward the castle and we return through the forest, with occasional glimpses of the water and the town across the way.
Returning through the forest
We walk back through the scenic town and return to our ship, admiring the colorful buildings, local cuisine, sea-related sculptures, and the lone town musician on the way (note the blue sneakers). Each Stornoway Stack in the second picture contains black pudding, haggis, chicken, bacon, pastry, and seasoning.
Local housing and cuisine
Another great day in a small Scottish island town.