Scotish Islands (part 2) Outer Hebrides ... Vatersay and Barra
Tues3rd Aug 2010
We sailed out of Oban on Monday 14th June for the 41/2 hours sail (140 miles) to Barra and Vatersay which is connected to Barra with a causeway these two Islands are the most southerly of the Outer Hebrides.
Passing some of the Inner Hebrides on route
We stayed at a Crofters House for 4 nights by the side of a Sea Loch
Exploring the Island of Barra
White sandy beaches and turquoise clear water
The beach is the Islands Runway
Castlebay the main village on Barra
The Island of Vatersay
These are Heath Spotted Orchids the start of our Orchid search through the Islands,a search that would reveal thousands of orchids as we explored northwards through the Islands
Heath Spotted Orchids and growing amongst them ....Lousewort
My name is David Crossley I am married with two grown up children and five grandchildren. I am a retired Engineering Instructor, retired in 1999. I have many interests - I am a member of Burnley Film Makers, an amateur film maker and photographer, a walker,all aspects of the great outdoors, wildlife gardening, wild life ponds and wild orchids. The highlight of my walking was probably trekking through the Himalayas in Nepal.
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