Had to come back to work 🙄 so here’s a montage of the Outer Hebrides 💙
Itinerary of musts👇🏼. 🏠 La’al Bothy on Scarista Beach
👀 #callanish#carlowaybroch#gearrannan 👣 ⬆️Ceapabhal 🦅
🚴🏼♀️ @berneraybikes ➡️#berneray & #northuist
🏊🏼♀️ Coasteering & Gorge walking with Kate @scaladale.centre
🥃 Tour of @isleofharrisdistillers with MM #harrisgin 😋 @scalpaybistro @flavour.scot #croft36#templecafe
Harris, I’ll pick my heart up when I see you next.
Berneray is a beautiful place—not pretty, beautiful. It’s mysterious, rugged; and ancient human past rubs shoulders with contemporary life in a landscape that possibly looks the same as it did when the first inhabitants landed over 5000 years ago.
The combination of unchanging landscape and archeological reminders 100, 1000, 5000 years old is a profound reminder that my life is alien to the past, and my connection to what is growing and living on the surface right now is really all I know. #knomadknits#berneray
The jumper Meg is wearing and the cardigan I’m wearing both came from Meg’s flock. I’m showing her the wave pattern on the cardigan’s buttons—she refers to her flock as sea faring sheep. This is because she takes her sheep to different small, uninhabited islands by boat, for their summer grazing. Her Hebridean sheep are perfectly adapted to their island home, having lived in the area for hundreds of years. #knomadknits#berneray#birlinnyarncompany#knit_british#knittersofinstagram#knitstagram
Day 30 North Uist to Berneray. It was another beautiful sunny day today and I couldn’t wait to set off cycling. I packed up and carried on along the west coast road of North Uist and followed it as it turned and went east all the way across to Lochmaddy on the east coast. The sky and sea were merging together in a deep hazy blue on the horizon and the views were just stunning! Lochmaddy is in a beautiful setting, nestled on the coast with lots of little islands out in the bay. After stopping for tea and cake in Lochmaddy I headed back along the north coast a few miles and took the turning up to Berneray. I had to cross the causeway to get over to this wee island but it’s just a stones throw from North Uist. Berneray is only a couple of miles wide so I headed to the west coast and after abandoning my bike for a while and crossing over the dunes I arrived on to the prettiest white sand beach where I sat and ate my lunch. After relaxing for a while I set back off and cycled a couple of miles further to the youth hostel which is just near the main village on the east coast. I camped in the hostel grounds and it was just lovely overlooking the Sound of Harris. Today has been one of the prettiest days of cycling yet! #scotland#cycletour#northuist#berneray#islandhopping#hebrideanway#cyclinglife#ridgebacktour