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Uig on the Isle of Lewis

My base in Rheinigidale worked well on Harris, now its time to explore Lewis. I shacked-up in the Otter Bunkhouse in Uig which was clean, bright with nice views. Lewis is much larger with a huge coastline by comparison so no weather  would stop my journey.

Loch Miabhaig, Lewis
Loch Miabhaig, Lewis

 

Olympic pool or Loch Miabhaig ?
Olympic pool or Loch Miabhaig ?

 

Sudden cloud over Loch Miabhaig
Sudden cloud over Loch Miabhaig

 

Miabhaig, Uig
Miabhaig

 

Layers
Layers

 

Morning start on Loch Mhibhaig
Morning start on Loch Mhibhaig

 

The Scallop Shack, Uig, Lewis
The Scallop Shack, Lewis

 

To fish
To fish

 

Lewis chessmen statue, Uig
Lewis chessmen statue

I discovered this group of characters in a band at Cairisiadar out on the open hill.

Cairisiadar, Uig, Lewis
Cairisiadar, Lewis
Lewis Halloween
The Band

Lewis Halloween

Lewis Halloween

Otter Bunkhouse, Uig, Lewis
Otter Bunkhouse, Uig, Lewis

I met a Canadian touring the Outer Hebrides during my stay at The Otter Bunkhouse. In the evening we chatted all sorts and in the winter talks are longer, like the nights. We discussed his fears of the just elected President Trump who campaigned to halt Canada’s trade agreements. Then I deflated over the Brexit vote just five months prior and how the UK felt hijacked by reckless spivs and chancers. Interesting evenings drinking malt and feeling deflated, but the area lifted our spirits.

See the Otter Bunkhouse

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