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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