Thursday, 4 February 2010

Harris road trip with FiELDy - 3

We stayed at the recently refurbished Harris Hotel , which is only minutes from the ferry terminal in Tarbet, and because we got a special deal we had top notch accommodation at a very reasonable price. By the time we arrived all was quiet in Tarbet so we checked in, ate a delicious meal in the hotel and then hit the hay! A terrific first day!



Next day, Friday, we were up bright and early as this was a day for business. We were keen to get started and to see what treats the day would bring. The sun was bright the air was fresh and the sky was clear blue - what a way to start!

We stocked up on a good old traditional Scottish breakfast - the works! - and then headed off to begin the Harris Tweed hunt. It didn't take long to find and so Suzanne set about the task of selecting

from the traditional to the vibrant coloured fabrics


Deciding which, and how much of each fabric she should purchase, wasn't going to be an easy task for Suzanne but after much thought - she managed!

After arranging to pick up her purchases the following day, we wandered around Tarbert

We stopped for a hot drink at the "First Fruits Tearoom"


and then visited the "Tinderbox" gift shop where we had a long and interesting chat with Robin, the owner, who hailed from the USA.

Then it was time to head north to Stornway.

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