Friday, 18 August 2006

Still my favourite Hebridean beach

Though the beaches of Harris (especially Luskentyre), North Uist and Berneray run it close, my favourite beach is still this one, Traigh Eais, on the northwest point of Barra:


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It's a huge beach, and I've never seen anyone else on it. In sunny weather, it's particularly spectacular to walk along. Here's a picture I took from the top of the small hill at Eoligarry that overlooks the beach:


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Just behind here is the croft run by Angus MacNeill, our local MP. He's a cool dude. When not in Westminster harrying the government (it was he who discovered the obscure act of Parliament that says it's illegal to flog off honours for a quick buck), he's back on Barra shearing sheep and doing other crofty-things.

The top of this hill is a great place to sit. From here you can see many beaches on Barra, Eriskay and South Uist; here's the view looking roughly northwest: 


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Plus, you can watch the planes land and take off at Barra airport on the next beach over to the one pictured.

All the pictures on this blog entry by me.

1 comment:

  1. lovely pictures, looks idylic. Goes straight to the top of my 'places to visit list' Thanks for the chance to see the pics.

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