by Mike McNamee Published 01/08/2014
The sea at Horgabost with the hills of Harris in the background. The colour is real!
This was a catch-up tour of the photographic hotspots of the Highlands, taking in some of the things missed (due to time or bad weather or both) in 2012 and in some places a return after more than 30 years' absence. The trip included an initial trip to Skye by boat (the only way to arrive on Skye!) and revisits to Glen Brittle and the Trotternish areas. Both were last visited in 1979. Some things change little; it was May back then and we were climbing in deep snow on the Cuillin Ridge, the tops were once again snow capped!
From Skye, we hopped a Calmac ferry from Uig to Tarbert, Harris in the Outer Hebrides, then up to Lewis, back to the mainland via Ullapool to Kinlochewe in the Torridon area and then two hops home via Glen Coe and Kirby Steven - in total, a little short of 2,000 miles.
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