I’ve been slacking a bit on this blog so I’m going to do a quick catch up on some of my new art work since I last posted:  Reef beach, Isle of Lewis, The Western Isles from Trotternish, Skye and Uig Sands, Isle of Lewis.Last summer we went to Lewis for a week of sun followed by Skye for a week of rain (in a campervan with three kids – don’t ever try it).  I came home with hundreds of new photos to work on but I’ve been so busy since then that I’ve not found the time to do anything with them. They’ve been sitting as works in progress for months.   We’re moving house soon (more about that later) and because art is a such good antidote for stress, I’ve made time to finish them.  Expect more work over the next month!

The first of these is the beautiful Reef beach on Lewis (Traigh na Beirghe), a vast expanse of white sand edged by flower covered machair in summer, with a handy campsite just over the dunes. The day we visited was one of those days where the sun shone on beach and grey storm clouds gathered overhead.  It didn’t rain. We splodged and collected shells and soaked up the views.

The second piece is from Skye.  On our last night of a wet week camper-vanning on Skye we found a tiny and very quiet campsite at Camus More on the North Western Trotternish peninsula near Bornisketaig.  The lovely lady who owned the campsite said that she didn’t advertise as she didn’t like it when it got too busy so it was just us and one other family (and lots of midges).    The campsite looks out over a part sandy, part pebble beach with incredible views out to the Western Isles and we sat with some beer and watched the sunset.  Amazingly it was the first time the kids had seen a proper sunset.  And it was some sunset!   If we hadn’t reversed the van into a lamp post earlier that day it would have been the perfect end to our holiday.