SUN..SAND AND SEAL

Blew old boots in the night but we were hunkered down in the sand dunes at Eoropie Beach ..Hetty was pointing into the wind so not much buffeting as the gusts came in ..

This mornings adventure is a walk on the beach …A long beach fringed with high Dunes and low cliffs. Seemingly very popular with surfers ..Two turned up pre dusk last night ..No one there this morning .. Then a lady dog walker appeared but that was it Golden sands ..very strong breeze .. The surrounding machair (grass)is the home of lots of rabbits .. They were enjoying the sunshine lolloping around in their dozens ..

Next port of call is the light house at the Butt of Lewis at the very top of the islands ..A place I had identified as a good overnight sleepy spot but the wind was too strong ..

GPS 58.5107610, -6.2544080…

A nice hard standing for future ref

I got out to take a photo and had to hang on to Hetty’s wing mirrors to stop being blown away

5 minutes down the road we found our wild camping place Port Nis

Sheltered from the SW gale ..John is Seal watching on the beach and the sun is shining …

View from Hetty ..Wild camping …loving it ..

Author: "Travels with Harry Hymer"

Me and Him and Hetty like adventures ..We spend most of our summers sailing Now a little elderly for big boat racing and have turned to Radio Controlled Yachting competing nationally and even internationally ..I have travelled to many countries in my other life BJ (before John)lots of Indian backpacking trips. Panning gold in the Yukon..Pacific island hopping ..Far east and so on ..John won't go to India but I managed to get him to Morocco and Sri Lanka but didn't expect a Tsunami.

5 thoughts on “SUN..SAND AND SEAL”

  1. Glad you are safe and sound in the gales, anchor down on Monday night as it is forecast to get much worse. Scenery looks beautiful, enjoy the peace and tranquility. J&J xx

  2. Love Port Ness – what a great place to wild camp. Have a look at Uig Sands at Ardroil. Not quite wild camping as there is a toilet and shower block but the beach is glorious. We parked right at the end, past the “no caravans past this point” sign. It’s £2 per person and you have to take your money to Mr Mattieson’s bungalow on the main road! Walked along the beach for whisky tasting at the Abhainn Dearg Distillery. Loving the photos xx

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