In my last proper post of the last year I started a thread that concentrated on the area of Clachtoll. This beautiful area, as discussed, was an area created and grown from the silent clearances. These areas borne new industries for crofters that centred around the Kelp growing and distribution, that in itself was quite a successful enterprise for both laird and worker alike.
The photographs here in this post focus on a small collection of buildings along the side of the road. A word here about the road. As beautiful as the road is, it is windy, single tracked and often blind on bends so be careful where you park and don not cause an obstruction.
This croft here is worth a look and you will be awarded with superb gable end structures (I am obsessed with Gable ends!)
Standing at this site and looking across the views in front of me, in the rain and winds, did give me a brief feeling of what it must have been like.
I was lucky enough to be staying about a mile from this site and in the evenings the whole area took on a whole new viewpoint as the clear night skies presented the most wonderful star lit sky I have ever seen.
Leaving this site, continue along the road for approximately half a mile and wait for me there. We will pick up the thread of this area in our next post