Another trip to Lewis to spring clean the house and organise the new parking and the new shed . it is a great improvement to have the shed to accommodate the barbecue and beach items and to allow storage for walking boots, cycles, surf boards and dog equipment. We even bought a new dog crate. We are very keen on outdoor visitors as the area is perfect for activities and we are very much outdoor people ourselves.
We had great weather for the first few days of our visit, which was a bonus - very still with little wind. The end of the week was less favourable but still let us work outside to sow grass to improve the ground after the digger being in and to build up the ground around the new fence to ensure that dogs can not escape! Our regular visitors will appreciate the new parking as it makes access to the house much easier and better for those with disability issues. We have also moved the bins to the new parking area to assist visitors and to help with re-cycling, which is taken seriously on the island.
We also arranged for Tighean Innse Gall to visit to undertake the energy Performance certificate. Obviously a house built in 1951 has a big programme of suggested improvement to meet modern standards but we will keep developing our projects and making improvements to meet standards.
Great to find that the shop and café at Shawbost have re-opened and the Carloway Association is making great strides in developing the new school complex. We try to keep up to speed with all developments so that our folders of information are up to date for guests - another early season task.
Here are the photographs to show our progress.