Photos: There (Stornoway) & Back (Uig) Again

There’s a temporary ferry running between Uig and Stornoway whilst work is being done on the ferry terminal at Ullapool, presenting the opportunity to do a journey and to see bits of seascape I couldn’t usually. All I needed was a “ferry weather” day, i.e. sunshine and little wind so the sea would be calm. That day was Friday. The in-house art critic’s comment: “Someone who’s not a good sailor, subjecting themselves to a six-hour boat trip, must be seriously keen to see the view.”

It was a beautiful journey, calming and mesmerizing, intriguing and familiar, inspiring and overwhelming. I took lots of snapshots of bits of coastline, the view down over Skye to the Cuillin, the snow-topped mainland mountains, the various small islands, the open water…

Uig to Stornoway Ferry Trip: Shiant Islands

Uig to Stornoway Ferry Trip: Shiant Islands

Uig to Stornoway Ferry Trip: Cuillin
Cuillin (mountains) in the distance

Uig to Stornoway Ferry Trip:

Uig to Stornoway Ferry Trip: Lighthouse Uig to Stornoway Ferry Trip: Traffic

Uig to Stornoway Ferry Trip: Calm Sea

Uig to Stornoway Ferry Trip: Harbour
Stornoway harbour
Uig to Stornoway Ferry Trip: Sea Monster
“Here be sea monsters…”

Uig to Stornoway Ferry Trip: Isle of Lewis Uig to Stornoway Ferry Trip: Sun Glare on Sea

Uig to Stornoway Ferry Trip: Shiant Islands
Where’s my Perylene green and Prussian blue?

Uig to Stornoway Ferry Trip: Shiant Islands

The ferry itself has all sorts of intriguing shapes and patterns. Geometrical abstract paintings anyone?
Uig to Stornoway Ferry Trip: Abstracts

Uig to Stornoway Ferry Trip: Abstracts chairs

Uig to Stornoway Ferry Trip: Abstracts chairs

Uig to Stornoway Ferry Trip: Abstracts chairs

Uig to Stornoway Ferry Trip: Abstracts funnel

I did also sketch, a little. I mostly simply looked and absorbed:
Uig to Stornoway Ferry Trip: Sketching

One Reply to “Photos: There (Stornoway) & Back (Uig) Again”

  1. What awasome are your picturesz! I like them very much. All them.
    You are as good with the camera as with your watercolor. Kisses Mercedes

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