Sunday, 30 June 2013

An Away Day

You are looking at one of the most remote houses in Britain. However, yesterday it was visited by a group of about 50 people on an excursion arranged by the Islands Book Trust, following a book launch at the Uig Community Centre, Lewis. A convoy of  four-wheel-drive vehicles negotiated the nine-mile track to Hamnavay Lodge and then the group set off on the arduous two-mile return walk / climb / scramble to the house at Ardveg (above) built in 1934. This photograph was taken yesterday  by Marc Calhoun whose account of a visit, when on his own there several years ago, features on his blog. Former resident, Ina (age 78) walked there and back, recalling the time when she made the journey daily from the house to the Lodge during her time as a teenager, working as a side-school teacher before leaving home to train as a nurse.

Scottish Islands Explorer - made the journey, with some effort

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