A trip to the Outer Hebrides 2013

including 3 visits at different times of day to the magnificent Callanish Stones

our first sight of the Skye Cuillin

Dornie Castle from the west ..

.. and again zoomed in

another shot zoomed out

the Cuillin ridge from the north

zooming in on Sgurr nan Gillean, Am Bhasteir and the tooth

looking south to Marsco from the same spot

Glamaig, Beinn Dearg Mhor and Beinn Dearg Mheadhonach

dragonfly on the boardwalk above Loch na Alphine Ruaidhe

our first (midday) visit to Callanish Stones

an ascent of the easy Marilyn Forsnaval

at the summit

an ancient black house

sow and piglet

Clach an Trushal the highest standing stone in the Outer Hebrides

our second (evening) visit to Callanish stones

our third (morning) visit to Callanish stones

looking south over Huishanish Bay

zooming in on Taransay

sunset over West Loch

the sun setting behind Taransay

old farm machinery as I embark on a walk on South Uist

the first of many abandoned croft houses on this walk

the remains of the school which served the old croft houses

another old croft house ..

.. and another a bit better preserved

looking down Loch Skipport

a bit of old farm machinery enroute to the island of Flodda

heading for Flodda

another old farm implement

at the bay the guidebook promises seals (and we have seen them here before) but no sign of any today

another old implement ..

.. and here a collection of them

looking southeast to misty hills from Lochmaddy

looking north to the dome on South Clettraval from the nature reserve at Balranaid

another shot at the Balranaid Nature Reserve

another ruined croft house on the nature reserve

North Lee and South Lee clear next morning from Lochmaddy

heron on the shore at Broadford

looking over the shore at Plockton

a marvellously situated picnic table above Plockton for our lunch stop

zooming in on Duncraig Castle

Skye hills from Carn na Frith-Aird

looking north to the Applecross hills across Loch Carron

zooming in on Sgurr Gaolachan

Plockton shoreline ..

.. and an attractive Plockton garden

looking north over Plockton Bay

rainbow at dusk looking east over Loch Quoich

looking west over Loch Quoich

sunset sky over Loch Quoich

sunset over Loch Quoich

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