Today was my final day on the Western Isles.
I had to travel from Tarbert to Stornoway to catch my ferry but opted to take a detour on the way to visit Uig, climb a really easy Marilyn and re-visit Callanish.
I parked at the start of the tarmac track running up the hill towards the Communications towers.
I then walked along the track to its end.
Looking towards Forsnabhal:
Uig beach and hills:
Beyond the tarmac track, a set of steps lead from the lower building to the upper building. Beyond the steps, the summit cairn is less than a minute away.
Steps leading to Communications towers:
Much of Lewis was today covered in a blanket of smoke. I found out later that it
was smoke from North-West Highlands fires blowing across the Minch:
Another tower close-up:
Uig beach looked a really nice beach – possibly on a par with the beaches of South Harris.
Uig beach (zoomed):
I then returned to the car via the same route.
En-route to Callanish, I took a photo of some locals cutting peat.
I visited the Callanish standing stones for the first time in May 2010. I thought they were worth a re-visit today as they are really impressive –
I then set sail for home.
Bye bye Stornoway:
Hello Summer Isles:
Ben Mor Coigach from ferry:
Ben Ghoblaich from ferry:
Four days of unbroken sunshine - great to hit the weather jackpot on Harris two