Tag: waves

Looking to Scarp Island and its Rocket Post

Scarp is a small now uninhabited island. It lies just 200m at low tide from Harris on the west coast, near Hushinish. On the path to a beach I bumped into a couple who told me the story of its postal service by the pioneering German rocketeer Gerhard Zucker.    

Road to Hushinish

Road? It’s really a 12 mile single track “B” grade metalled or tarred road to an alcove of unspoilt Harris beauty. Hushinish the most westerly point on Harris and Lewis emits a contented solitude that envelops. Your worries calm, soaking in a landscape as devils fall from the shoulder. Inhale and rejuvenate over and over. …

A small collection of seaside photographs around Scotland. Some are simple phone camera grabshots. There is something refreshing about visits to the seaside. Is it the tides perpetually renewing the shoreline, weather, smell or sound? Whatever, it is perhaps my favourite location in which to relax.

Over the past ten years my family went “doon the water”, touring the Clyde estuary, its seaside ports and islands aboard the last sea-going paddle steamer in the world – a day out on the Waverley. If you have visitors, or just need to get some fresh-air then a day on the Waverley is an …