The first week of our Scottish Highland trip is over. At the time of writing, I’m sitting in the back of the car, headed for Ullapool; the gateway to the Outer Hebrides. The ferry will take three hours to transport the four of us to Stornaway,, the capital town of the linked island of Lewis and Harris.

I’m glad to be moving on. The scenery has been magnificent, but the weather has been cold and unendingly wet. The four of us have spent the week in our winter gear, occasionally warmed by short bursts of bright May sun.

Time to share some of the best photos, most of them taken in the gaps between the rains.

It’s a beautiful land, but bring your long raincoat if you want to be comfortable.

©Stephen Tanham 2022

Stephen Tanham is a Director of the Silent Eye, a journey through the forest of personality to the dawn of Being. and

14 Comments on “Seven Splendours

  1. Hi Steve, my Scottish experience was also of endless rain. I’m sure you know that South Africa doesn’t usually get this type of rain and we have a sugar complex, meaning that we think we melt in rain and no one ventures out in rain. It was most interesting adjusting to relentless rain and we discovered we didn’t dissolve after all [grin].

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  2. Gorgeous scenery. Of course, all that amazing green is made possible because of the rain! I’m off to Arran Island in August.


  3. Shall I say that I had sun when I went to Scotland but we had the same unrelenting rain as you though when we went to Ireland…Stunning images, Steve x


  4. My sympathies Steve, it sounds brutal. The highlands can be beautiful, or they can be hell, and sometimes even hell and beautiful at the same time. I hope the Outer Hebrides are kinder to you.

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