Outer Hebrides via Scotland: September 2009
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Ullapool, Wester Ross
Kisimul Castle, Castlebay, Isle of Barra
Camping at Reef beach, Isle of Lewis
Castlebay petrol station, Isle of Barra
Barra airport is on the beach !
Planes are subject to the time of the tides
Plenty of Land Rovers at the airport
Take-off !
House building, Loch Lomond
A proper hardware store - Isle of Harris
Oban docks - gateway to many islands
Camping at Glen Etive, Glencoe
Follow the rainbow
Ferry from Ullapool to Stornoway
Big Sand, Wester Ross at dusk
This was a trip to the north
west side of Scotland
including the Highlands on
the mainland, and the Isles
of Mull, Ulva and Skye; and
then the Outer Hebridean  
Isles of Lewis, Harris,
Berneray, North Uist, South
Uist, Eriskay, Barra and
Vatersay.
The scenery is often
stunning but the weather is
challenging.
Life has been harsh for
people here, with crofters
being forcibly cleared from
their farms, and some even
transported to Canada.
Driving is slow and relaxed
with very little traffic - it is
almost all single track roads
but with frequent passing
places.
Everybody is very patient,
polite and friendly - every
vehicle waves to each other.
There is no road rage
nonsense here.
Responsible wild camping is
permitted.
Beach at Calgary, Isle of Mull - including a washed up portable TV
Beach at Calgary with machair, Isle of Mull
Beach at Reef, Isle of Lewis
Isle of Harris
Traditional croft, Isle of South Uist
Tobermory, Isle of Mull
Old coach, Isle of South Uist
Camping at Big Sand, Wester Ross
Isle of Vatersay
Camping at Ullapool, Wester Ross
Caution - Otters crossing !
Ferry port to Barra, Isle of Eriskay
Beach, Isle of Vatersay
Beach, Isle of Vatersay
The electricity company also delivers sheep
Ferry leaves Ullapool bound for Stornoway
Portree, Isle of Skye
View from Skye towards Isle of Raasay
Traditional blackhouses, Isle of Lewis
Miniature railway to Torosay  Castle, Isle of Mull
Inverewe Gardens, Wester Ross
Inverewe Gardens, Wester Ross
Reconstructed Iron Age house, Isle of Harris
Missed the ferry: Isle of Eriskay to Barra
Arriving at Isle of Berneray for North Uist
Camping, Isle of Berneray
Eilean Donan Castle
Caerlaverock Castle, Dumfries & Galloway
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