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The Otherworldly Isle of Harris

The name Harris is from the old Norse for “high land.” Although attached to the Isle of Lewis by a narrow isthmus, the Isle of Harris is a completely different landscape. 349 more words

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North Uist: Beaches

The beaches on North Uist, as well as Benbecula, South Uist and Berneray, are breathtaking – here are a few shots…

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North Uist: Post-Dusk Chorus

Standing on the doorstep, the moon shining down and lighting up the nocturnal world, it is my hearing that draws attention not my sight; silence but for the birds. 129 more words

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From Harris to North Uist, for the afternoon

The third and last day of my time on Harris dawned very promisingly indeed:

My plan for the day was to drive to the south end of Harris, and take the ferry across the Sound of Harris to meet up with some dear friends. 1,396 more words


North Uist: A view to wake up to...

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.

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North Uist: A Day Exploring

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

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Scottish Islands: Outer Hebrides

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

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