Remembering when .............

in spring 2010, we took a stand to Iona. 

The Iona Communities shop had sold Holy Socks for some years before they asked for a display stand in 2010.  We were happy to oblige and take both Holy Socks and a stand all the way from South West Scotland to the Island of Iona. 

First - work out the best way to get it in the car.    

First - work out the best way to get it in the car.

 

 

And this one has to go in too.

And this one has to go in too.

Takes a bit to manouever.

Takes a bit to manouever.

Eventually we were on our way north, passed Loch Lomond.

Eventually we were on our way north, passed Loch Lomond.

and a while north to Glencoe

and a while north to Glencoe

Beautiful views

Beautiful views

Onto Rannoch Moor

Onto Rannoch Moor

Stop to take a picture

Stop to take a picture


On board the ferry "Loch Fyne"

On board the ferry "Loch Fyne"

Getting the stands out - and the trolley

Getting the stands out - and the trolley

Not just the stands that needed wrapped up. It was a cold morning.

Not just the stands that needed wrapped up. It was a cold morning.

Stayed a night's B and B and then left the car at Fionnphort - can't take the car to Iona so had to be left in the car park on Mull.

Stayed a night's B and B and then left the car at Fionnphort - can't take the car to Iona so had to be left in the car park on Mull.

Walking the trolley down to the ferry

Walking the trolley down to the ferry

"Who pays the ferryman?" Anyone remember that? In this case it's me. 

"Who pays the ferryman?" Anyone remember that? In this case it's me. 

Approaching iona

Approaching iona

Push one

Push one

Carry one

Carry one

Rest one but destination in sight

Rest one but destination in sight

Strange sheep in an Iona garden

Strange sheep in an Iona garden

Destination reached

Destination reached

And so the stand is ready to get it's Holy Socks on and the shop will soon be open.  Meantime, I'd gone to the morning service at the Abbey.

And so the stand is ready to get it's Holy Socks on and the shop will soon be open.  Meantime, I'd gone to the morning service at the Abbey.

So woolly "Journeying Socks" and stout boots on the feet, we took a walk about the island.

So woolly "Journeying Socks" and stout boots on the feet, we took a walk about the island.

The Abbey.

The Abbey.

Crocuses in the ruins

Crocuses in the ruins

Lot of work was going on in the Abbey at the time.

Lot of work was going on in the Abbey at the time.

Lamb no. 5 was extremely noisy

Lamb no. 5 was extremely noisy

but this sheep didn't bleet at all 

but this sheep didn't bleet at all 

Time for a rake along the shore

Time for a rake along the shore

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