Western Isles by bike

Photos taken over a ride around Barra and the Uists

Castlebay from the ferry

The view on the approach from Oban.


At Castlebay.

Heaval view

Near Heaval's summit, Castlebay below.

Bear on Barra

Rockform near Heaval on Barra.


A small island connected by causeway south of Barra, itself, its two halves only connected by dunes.

Barra camp

Camp near Borgh

Borgh stone shed

Designed for the island weather.


The standing stone near the Polochar Inn.


My footprints after a swim in the rather chilly North Atlantic.

Lochan on South Uist

I caught my breakfast from this lochan near a campsite. The white horse reminded me of a unicorn.

Yes Islands

Another of the many brightly painted YES logos that adorned the islands that voted no.


The causeway links North Uist and Berneray.

Berneray hostel

Approaching the hostel on Berneray. I'd planned to camp, but the midges were hell.

Berneray waves

Spiral forms of shifting sands.

Berneray sands

The mountains of Harris beyond.

Calmac ferry

Ferry at Lochboisdale


At Lochboisdale before the return to Oban.

Ferry biker

I can't remember the fella's name, but we enjoyed a few drams in the hostel on Berneray.