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Stornoway in the Outer Hebrides – A safe Harbour in the Stormy North Sea

11/12/2017 | By

A small town with a rich maritime history, Stornoway on Lewis has not forgotten the herring girls upon whose hard work a successful fishing industry relied.

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Last night I happened on a television show about the Outer Hebrides. The beautiful photography of this amazing region took me right back to our visit there earlier this year and reminded me of our stay in Stornoway.

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Surprising Bali – Discovering Balinese Wine With a Visit to Hatten Wines

04/12/2017 | By

I’ll bet you didn’t even know that Balinese wine was a thing! Check out Hatten Wines and discover why you need to try the local drop on your next visit.

hatten wine - home of Balinese wines

Australians love Bali and Australians love wine, but indulging in the latter whilst visiting the former can be shockingly expensive.

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Historic Housing on Lewis – The Uniquely Preserved Arnol Blackhouse

06/11/2017 | By

The Arnol Blackhouse is a carefully preserved example of a much-loved way of living that was once common in the Hebrides, but has now totally vanished.

arnol blackhouse

For hundreds of years the people of Lewis lived under the same roof as their animals in the winter months, in what are known as blackhouses, the ruins of which dot the landscape of this windswept island.

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The Outer Hebrides Islands of Harris and Lewis

09/10/2017 | By

Harris and Lewis are islands in the stunning Outer Hebrides – although, confusingly, they are not separated by sea, but on the same land mass.

Outer Hebrides - village of tarbert

Arriving in the village of Tarbert on Harris – home of Harris tweed.

The Outer Hebrides, also known as the Western Isles, are a chain of islands off the west coast of Scotland and perched quite literally at the edge of the world.

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Where We Discover Scotland – First Stop Skye

02/10/2017 | By

The Outer Hebrides are an outrageously long way from Adelaide, and our first stop on the journey to discover Scotland is the historic island of Skye.

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The Bloke and I are big music fans, especially of international folk and roots music. Last year friends of ours attended HebCelt, a Scottish celtic folk music festival in the Outer Hebrides so this year we tagged along when they went again, to discover Scotland and it’s music for ourselves.

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Bolton Castle in the Beautiful Yorkshire Dales

18/09/2017 | By

A visit to the 14th century Bolton Castle in North Yorkshire is a fascinating look at English history – and is still held by the Bolton family.

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For the longest time, Australians were taught English history in schools, rather than the much older history of our own country.

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