We have just spent a marvellous two weeks on the Isle of Skye (more on this in future posts) and now it is time for the second leg of our month away. This week we are on the Isle of Harris, part of the Outer Hebrides. It is one of the remotest parts of the UK and perfect for the kind of quiet holiday we prefer. I am looking forward to spending time in such a stunning landscape.
This archipelago has an amazing geological story, with rocks over 3 billion years old, the oldest in the UK, and among the oldest in the world. If you are even vaguely interested in this fascinating subject, you might like to glance through this very informative brochure, produced by Scottish Natural Heritage.
Pictured above is the main view from our cottage. We arrived to a series of amazing rainbows, one after another over the loch. The railings in the photograph look a bit squiffy because I took a ‘pan-shot’ to gather in the double rainbows – you can see the ‘end’ of the left side of the bow dipping in to the water.
And here is the view that we can see from the other side of the property – this is a beautiful bay which we will have fun exploring during the week.
All the Scottish islands we have visited have their own unique ‘personality’. The Isle of Harris feels wise and ancient – a place for calm and contemplation. Lovely. 🙂