HETTY GOES TO THE BEACH TO HIDE FROM OPHELIA
Ok we need to find a sleepy spot out of the up and coming storm .. The parking should be SE and ARDROIL beach seems to fit the bill as it face W with some North in it and we can hide from the gale to come ..With our back to the beach ..and battern down .. Didn’t sleep too well but no gale as such ..The Uig area is famous for The Lewis Chessmen found on the edge of this rolling beach .. lovely golden sand looking out to the waves crashing on to the rocks out to sea
The Lewis Chessmen 93 pieces in all are said to be Viking… Made out of Norse Ivory from the teeth of walrus uncovered back in 1800’s in an underground chamber .. most are now in the British museum
The beach wild and wonderful is also written of in The Lewis Trilogy by Peter May where Whistler lived in a Black house and the plane was found in a dried out Loch in the mountains behind the beach ( Bet you wanna read em now)
We walked up to the house owned by the land owner of the parking area which has bunk house style facilities ..showers .. water all very modern £2 per night per person .. get in there .. There’s no one at home so the money goes in the jar on the front door step .. Trust boxes are quite the thing here ..Then off up and up and up again on our wild walk ..me falling into rabbit holes but no damage done
There’s no one else here ..just us ..walking of the beach ..mile on mile of sand ..I’m well wrapped up against Ophelia .. a bit breezy
for me ..but a sunset to die for .
HETTY GOES TO THE END OF THE WORLD
or at least it felt like it .. moon scape terrain ..tiny communities of 3/4 houses …and a road you wouldn’t want to a drive to the end of the peninsula … just wide enough for Hetty with lots of passing place .. usually on the edge of a cliff .. Ouch ! I don’t like it so back to ARDROIL beach to shelter from the incoming storm ..
Road ..what road ..This is it .. see photo