Eriskay, South Uist and Benbecula

From Ardmhor, on Barra, we made the short crossing to Eriskay under dark clouds and light rain.  Thankfully it abated just before we drove off the ferry and we decided to stop for a coffee at the Community shop, while everyone else (which included motorhomes, motorbikes and cyclists) made their way north.

(I should have mentioned that there are many, and mainly, single track roads in the Outer Hebrides and, although there are many passing places, to let people pass by if you are holding them up, or if you meet anyone coming the other way, I think it’s much more relaxing to let the hoards go on their way, have the road to yourself and take your time… 🙂 )

Anyway, Judith immediately fell in love with Eriskay (despite not being able to see the Eriskay ponies, which had been set free from their winter homes and gone up into the mountains).  Maybe it was the look and feel of the place, or the friendly welcome in the shop, or the way the sea still looked turquoise blue under the, by now, lighter grey skies.  (I’m sorry, but the photos don’t do this justice).

We then made our own way north, stopping occasionally to take in the views, and crossing several causeways between Eriskay, Benbecula and North Uist to our B&B, on yet another small island called Baleshare.

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