I’m really looking forward to returning to the Outer Hebrides tomorrow after a five month absence. Unfortunately it is to be a short visit rather than a permanent return …
After an early appointment in Oxford (which was kindly rearranged for me) Craig and I will be hitting the M40 at the start of a long drive to Uig on the Isle of Skye, and then we’ll cross to Tarbert, on the Isle of Harris, on Tuesday.
We’ll return to the mainland from Lochboisdale, Isle of South Uist, on Saturday afternoon.
I’ll be twittering my way around, subject to mobile reception, complete with pictures and location maps. Look in the righthand column on this page for tweets/links, or follow me at twitter.com/x333xxx.
Next week I shall be making a spur-of-the-moment return visit to the Outer Hebrides, arriving on Tuesday evening.
I’m looking forward to catching up with a couple of friends during my short stay, and will include some time visiting the Uists and Benbecula which I didn’t manage to get to whilst living in Lewis last winter. Booking the ferries and accommodation has proven to be a nightmare; whilst I’m delighted to have found somewhere in Leverburgh, I should have preferred to be a little closer to Stornoway!
- Tuesday and Wednesday nights – Leverburgh, Harris
- Thursday and Friday nights – Daliburgh, South Uist
The blessed Craig of that ilk has jumped at the opportunity to see the Hebrides in summertime. On his two previous visits (under different circumstances) the weather was less than favourable, so could someone please organise a couple of dry days or better still sunshine and blue skies? Thanks everso!
View a map of our route.