a week off saw us heading to oban for the ferry to the western isles. m had wanted to cycle the length of the islands for a while and i'd never been south of harris so off we went!
in the ferry queue at oban
view of oban from the ferry
lovely patterns in the water
think the gull may have got the ferry confused with a fishing boat, it followed us for quite some time
view from the front steps of the hostel
around barra and vatersay ...
st barr's church
this was a mosaic made completely from shells
yes, the plane really does land on the beach!
a piece of the plane wreckage that forms part of the memorial in the previous pic
at the barra ferry terminal i saw the only otters i would see on our trip
despite living on lewis for a while, i'd never made it down south to any of the other islands so i was really glad to finally get here (especially after the five and half hour ferry journey from food-poisoning hell!).
i was amazed that all of the car drivers wave to each other as they pass - how lovely is that?! and one of the locals stopped me in the street for a blether one morning, regaling me with lots of funny tales. although it's a fairly small island there is quite a lot to see and do (especially in the summer), i would definitely recommend a visit.