After our recent two week stay on the Isle of Skye, we journeyed further north and west to the Isle of Harris. We were staying in the northern, mountainous part:
It was beautifully remote and dramatic:
We tried to make friends with the neighbours:
But they were having none of it:
So we contented ourselves with watching them from afar:
There was certainly plenty of space for everyone to do their own thing. Immense, sweeping, breath-taking space. And if you look closely at this shot (click to enlarge), you will see a marvellous testament to the UK postal system. Collections were made from this post box every morning (except Sundays) at 08:30:
Yet there were places, particularly in the southern part of the island, where space became space-opera, with Luskentyre Beach playing a leading part. This is the most amazing spot. Miles and miles of clean, soft white sand, edged with a turquoise sea and, oh!, the skies!! It is impossible to do justice to this unforgettable location, but here are a few shots which give you some idea…
A match for the sense of space was the spectacular light. With this last set of photos, none have been edited or enhanced: these were the very colours we experienced around our holiday property:
Harris gave us a virtuoso performance, which was moving and memorable.
The earth has its music for those who will listen.
~ George Santayana
After our two weeks on Skye and our week on Harris, the location for our fourth and final week, South Uist, had a lot to live up to. Could it possibly do so…..?