Today’s guest picture is a follow up to Dropscone’s picture from Islay. My South African correspondent, Tom must also have visited the island because he has sent me a round church by way of counterbalance to Dropscone’s square lighthouse. Kilarrow Church is a Church of Scotland parish church, overlooking and serving Bowmore on the Isle of Islay. It was built in 1767
We had a very straightforward day today. We went to church and sang in the morning and we went to Carlisle and sang in the afternoon. There wasn’t much time for anything else as the church service was quite long with two baptisms and the Carlisle session lasted several hours because the community choir was auditioning four applicants for the post of musical director.
We were in the happy position in the community choir of having four excellent candidates, any one of whom seemed likely to be able to look after us well. We were asked to vote for the one we liked best as a guide to the committee who are making the choice and Mrs Tootlepedal and I chose differently but I would be very happy if her choice won.
We did manage to find enough time to make a beef stew for the slow cooker before we went to church and to visit a shop in Carlisle to buy a few necessities (dates, cheese, coffee beans) on our way to the choir.
It had rained heavily over night but the day was pleasant enough. It so windy though that I was not at all disappointed to be deprived of cycling.
Just to add a little colour to this post, I rushed out a took three pictures before we went to church…
…and then three more pictures in the fading light when we got back in the evening.
There was no time to watch the birds. I will try to do better tomorrow but more strong winds are forecast.