Happy to be here

It’s that time of year again… when lads and lassies don kilts, wristbands, and anoraks to stand in the rain

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and listen to rock and roll played on the bagpipes.

It’s HebCelt 2016, and these are my people.


There’s good beer, too.

Photo by Alekka

Photo by Alekka

We got to Lewis a few days early so that I could do the St. Kilda trip and also to enjoy a couple of quiet days on the island before all the excitement of the festival.


Alekka and I spent Monday driving down to the south end of Harris and back. It’s not very far and it would have been much quicker if I hadn’t stopped every kilometer to take a photo.

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As it turned out, Wednesday (when I took a quick trip up to the north of the island) was the last sunny day.

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No matter, a little precipitation isn’t going to stop a pipe band parade, and at the festival the bands perform under big circus tents.

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Here are a few more pictures from around the town

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It’s almost ridiculous how happy I am to be here.




About lornaofarabia

I am a teacher from Medford, Oregon. I currently live and work in Cairo, Egypt.
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2 Responses to Happy to be here

  1. Katharine Hutson says:

    Lorna, I have so enjoyed reading a few of your entries about Harris and St. Kilda. And who can resist rock-and-roll bagpipes? What a lovely place for you to belong. Thanks for sharing it with me.

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