Tag: outer hebrides

Callanish Standing Stones

Four thousand years ago a Neolithic conversation in Callanish went as thus: “Why don’t we stand huge fekin’ boulders on top of this hill?” “They weigh five heffers each! Why?” “Lets do it on the longest….no shortest day.” “Eh Why?” “Lets put them into the same pattern as the lights in the night sky, as …

Isle of Lewis Beaches – Mealasta & Mangersta

Storm passes on the Isle of Lewis beaches Mealasta and Mangersta. It’s a wild coastline exposed to Altlantic ocean and storms, yet still the sun shone. I was lucky to experience changing weather systems as beach transitioned from sunshine to rain/sleet/storm/sunset.  

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.  

Scarista Beach Scotland

Lets go to another Scottish beach because you must. Beach visits refresh the parts other environments fail to reach. Sarista Beach Scotland is on the west coast of Harris and despite this overcast November day, interesting views were all around. I’m often taken with the small geography of the sand, how the wind shapes it, …