Looking back, I can't remember how many minutes we sat there, glum, wondering whether to cut our losses and return another day - when, the rain stopped and the sun shone. Just like that! Of course the wind was still blowing, but we had got used to that by now. And the sun soon left, but it remained dry.
Unlike Stonehenge, the Callanish stones are open to the public, and I find it remarkable that they are still standing. But the stones are beautiful.
And are in a beautiful setting - even when the weather is less than perfect.
I was fascinated by the rock itself, its laminations - the pieces are so slim, how has it not all split apart after all these years? (and all that wind!?) - the colours, and the growths.
Below is a picture of a postcard I bought at the visitor centre made of a photograph of Callanish from the air by Colin Baxter.