With the earlier dawn up here than at home, I’m waking earlier too and this morning I’m glad I did. The strong wind of yesterday had dropped to almost nothing and as the sun rose over the mirror-like water the birds were calling in the new day – oystercatcher, redshank, gulls and a drumming snipe.
My first full day on North Uist and I spent it travelling around the island and getting my bearings. It’s not a huge place, so after a day spent driving and walking, I’m already familiar with the geography. 470 more words
Following on from my trip to Skye last autumn (as well as a number of other trips before), I’m carrying on with my aim to visit all of the main islands, or groups of islands, around the coast of Scotland. 490 more words