My obsession with Flickr continues. In my classification system for beaches, the Outer Hebrides rides higher than the Maldives, Seychelles, Barbados, California and various other well-known places.
However, there is one place which has a good chance of out-pointing the Outer Hebrides. It's a small group of islands off the Norwegian coast, and a good bit further north than the Arctic Circle.
The Lofoten Islands.
The Lofoten Islands have been near the top of my "must visit" list of places for some time. The pictures from Reinhard Pantke are pushing me towards buying an airline ticket and going there tomorrow.
Reinhard has got a heck of a lot of cracking pictures of these islands, plus Norway, Sweden, Iceland, Greenland, Canada and remote Scotland (all places I want to visit) on his Flickr account. And they are all so sickeningly good I think I might just chuck my camera away.
Elsewhere on the web, a few searches reveal other pictures of beaches in the Lofoten islands, such as: