Monday, 13 July 2015

Outer Hebrides tour part 3

After the stop at Kilbride we rode through Benbecula (strangely very populated) and then to North Uist to stay in Lochmaddy for a couple of nights avoiding the heavy rain and the possible strike by cali Mcbrayne, as it was the strike was called off after intervention by the first minister, still not convinced the Scottish Government are playing fair on this one but that's a rant for another day! Nice friendly hotel in Lochmaddy and not much else to do but drink and eat, luckily that's not a problem for me. We got the ferry from Bernery to Leverburgh on North Harris, amazing to see the ferry manoeuvre a zig zag course across the sound, tricky stuff and wouldn't like to try it in bad seas. We stopped for the night at Uig Sands having just made the nearby distillery before it closed.
The rain and wind were incessant but the view and the sands was impressive when you could see it. Its a while since I've spent the night in  a tent drinking whisky because it was too wild to go outside. One of my boots had been leaning against the side of the tent and in the morning I had to empty the water out of it before putting it on, another great experience, more to come, its not over yet, stay tuned!!

Forgot to post this taken on the mainland, cool photo
nice advertising shot
Bikes at the lady of the Isles monument
selfie at the same place
Otters crossing, looks like a dinosaur to me
Lunch stop Al fresco
Ferry coming into Lochmaddy
Another ferry for us across the sound of Harris
stunning beaches, if only the sun would come out
Keeping the helmet on fot the photos
our camp at Uig before it got too stormy
After it got stormy
Following day breakfast
Once again stunning beach

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