Easdale

Easdale – pronounced ‘Ease-d’l’ by the locals

I spent a week with my family on the tiny slate island of Easdale over Easter. I don’t have much to say about the place other than it was beautiful, the trip from Seil with the friendly ferrymen took five minutes and we transported our bags from the dock to our cottage with the number 33 wheelbarrow – no cars; Maisie was off the lead, feeling like the dog she was born to be. The deep blue sea-pools – former slate quarries surround the Island. Oh, and there were two sheep-pigs.

seil.JPG

Seil – the island between the mainland and Easdale.

on the easdale.JPG

Ferry

slate 4.JPGslate 2.JPG

The island is covered with slate containing Iron Pyrites

lichen 4.JPG

Healthy air (i)

plant2.JPG

Healthy air (ii)

lichen.JPG

Healthy air (iii)

easdale evening.JPG

Harbour

blue house.JPG

Cottages & wheelbarrow

boat quarry.JPG

Quarry (i)

quarry1.JPG

Quarry (ii)

IMG_1029.JPG

Quarry (iii)

 

kit sheep pigs.JPG

Sheep pigs….

maisie.JPG

Free running

stone 2.JPG

stone 4.JPG

stone 5.JPG

Stone 1, 2 & 3

IMG_0864.JPG

Evening

stagx.JPG

En route (i)

IMG_1089.JPG

En route (ii)

IMG_0902.JPG

Jonathan (i)

IMG_0907.JPG

Jonathan (ii)

IMG_0945.JPG

Jonathan (iii)

 

 

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s