Sheila and I have not been ones to spend many holidays in foreign parts with just
a cruise on the river Rhine and two holidays touring a large area of Eire making
up the list. We have though visited all parts of the British Isles with the exception
of the far north west of Scotland and the northern Isles.
Space does not permit going into detail so will just refer to our visits to some
of the islands on the west coast of Scotland.
Having had two quite strenuous holidays island hopping between most of the major
islands and some of the smaller ones on the west coast of Scotland we have since
taken a more leisurely approach. This includes, three weeks on Benbecula and Barra
in 2004, Four weeks at Sidinish on North Uist in 2006 and four weeks at Ballygrant
on Islay in 2008 and 2009. I will not go into more detail but have included a few
photographs to give a flavour of these places.
My Favourite place, a beach on the east coast of the island of Beneray overlooking
the “Sound of Harris” with the mountains of Harris seen in the distance. See the
little red boat just coming into view in the centre picture. All pictures on the
page can be clicked for a larger view.
On the 5 ¼ hour ferry trip from Oban to Lochboisdale, Sheila sitting reading. The
dog is not ours it just needed the shade.
The ferry “Hebrides” coming into Lochmaddy
The ferry “Loch Bhrusda” leaving the island of Eriskay for the island of Barra, seen
in the distance
The Cottage “Tigh Alasdair” at Sidinish, that was our home for four weeks
A typical North Uist single track road with passing places.
Sand dunes on the west coast of Beneray