Late October 2016: Guests consistently tell us they’ve had a wonderful holiday, though it’s not often we get to know what they’ve doing during their stay in Uist. So they could be just being polite – saying what’s expected. That said, a good proportion of guests stay a second or third time – or even more: so maybe they mean it after all!
The days of the Guest Book has been pretty much been consigned to history, but – contrary to what the likes of Mark Zuckerberg would have us believe – few people really do document every detail of their holiday on social media – or even the fact they’re on holiday at all! – and certainly do not write reviews just because they are asked for them. With almost every business clamouring not only for our custom, but for our feedback, we’re all now somewhat review-wary, feedback-weary. We let our guests know how they can leave feedback or write reviews if they really want to, but leave it at that. Very few do – and we’re okay with that. Their holidays are about them, not us!
Just recently, though, guests at Eight Askernish left for us a wee note telling us a bit about their walking adventures – including a long walk out to Sheisinis lighthouse on the wild and remote east coast of South Uist. They’d managed to get some great photos of Golden Eagles and White-Tailed Eagles. It’s good to use this website to showcase guests’ photos, and perhap a brief description of their walks: not so much to promote Eight Askernish as to promote the extraordinary wildlife of the islands, and to encourage visitors to be more adventurous in exploring Uist.
Here’s some images from Neil Milton.
We were at Eight Askernish today to cut the grass and open the house ready for guests arriving this evening. We’d pretty much finished, and as we had some time to spare, we decided to take the opportunity to get some fresh photos of the exterior of the cottage – perhaps from a new angle, for the website. That done, we returned to the van to pack up. Perhaps a few last photos of the landscape – especially across the lochs and glens to Beinn Mhor.
[D] What’s that perched on the electricity pole just across the road? [J] Is it … could it be? [D] No! [J] Camera – quick! Why won’t it take the d— photo? [D] Battery’s flat? [J] Aaagh! Too late – it’s gone.
Yes, really – right by the cottage itself!
So, all we could manage is a new photo of Eight Askernish.