Harris, Outer Hebrides
Beautiful beaches in the Scottish Highlands
The last batch of photos from my recent trip to the Outer Hebrides.
We arrived off the Uig ferry in the early evening, and were treated to fantastic light on Luskentyre beach. We just had to stop for a wee wander, before heading on to pitch the tents!
Evening light on the dunes at Luskentyre beach, Harris
Sunset over Taransay, from Luskentyre beach, Harris
Before we went to St Kilda, we camped at Horgabost on Harris. It’s a great wee campsite, and a wonderful spot for taking photos. (Although the man I overheard telling his pal that he’d just dropped his expensive camera into the sea may not see it that way. He was rinsing his soggy DSLR out in a bucket of fresh water at that point!)
Horgabost beach on Harris, Outer Hebrides
There were some amazing patterns in the sand. This one looks more like a forest than a beach.
Patterns n the sand on Horgabost beach
We had an extra day’s wait for the St Kilda trip – delayed by a big storm that came in on the Friday afternoon – so we spent a grey windy day around the South end of Harris, and decided to go for a wander on the beach at Scarista.
Scarista beach and sand dunes, Harris
The wind was really whipping up - by this point I was pretty glad we weren’t on that St Kilda boat!
Waves on Scarista beach, Harris
From Taransay, you can see the West coast of Harris (most of the time!). It’s particularly spectacular as the sun rises.
Sunrise over Harris, from the island of Taransay
I’m sure those cloud formations over the hill tops must have a name – does anyone know?
Anyone who has been to the Outer Hebrides and seen the sea will know how clear the water is. it’s accentuated as soon as the sun comes out.
Clear water on the East coast of Taransay
I’m quite sure I’ll be drawn back to the Outer Hebrides before long!