Great SwimCamp outing from Bosta beach on Saturday round the coast of Little Bernera with Stuart, then we dropped the bags on Cealasaigh before heading over to Eilean Fir Chrothair to look at the beehives there. Such an amazing island with stunning views all round, but it can be difficult to exit/enter the sea. After taking in the scenery and what felt like stepping back in historical times we headed back to our rucksacks on Cealasaigh to set up camp. The lagoon was alive with sups, kayaks and boats. During dinner time, Dave & Helen paddled over via a few islands to meet up with us as planned. It was then they thought they saw the fins of basking sharks, so of in their kayaks they went to see if they could find them but with no success. Had a grand evening by the fire on the shore sharing yarns, snacks and a couple of cans. Sunday morning came slightly overcast but a nice breeze to keep the midges away. Watching the gannets dive and memories of the seals wailing through the night. Stuart and myself said our goodbyes to Dave and Helen before heading round the opposite end of Little Bernera as to what we did yesterday, going by Chapel beach into the Kyles. There was quite a bit of boat traffic but at least the tide was with us. Enjoyed seeing the yacht going through the narrow channel before we landed back at Bosta beach. Some media by Stuart.
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Fantastic SwimCamping outing in Harris on Monday, firstly walking over the hill path from the Huisinis jetty to Traigh Mheilein with Stuart, Lynne, Colin and Max. The views along the way are just stunning. Stuart and myself then swam across to Scarp and we met a couple working on one of the houses there. They turned out to be the owners of the island. After a nice chat we found somewhere to set camp before going for a walk round the side of the island. It's a majestic coastline (apart from all the waste washed ashore as well as the polystyrene cave) and was slightly eerie with the slow incoming fog which made us return to base ahead of schedule, but better to be safe than sorry. The midgies were also rife and my new midge head net was rubbish, think I'll buy local next time. Tuesday morning showed no wind at all so as the midges were out again, we packed our kit and headed into the sea, towing our rucksacks behind us on the way to the jetty at Huisinis and to the car. Thankfully a wee breeze there while we got changed before heading back to Lewis. A superb time watching kayakers paddle pass by as we were setting up camp and a couple of dolphins on Monday evening as well as the usual gannets diving for fish, which reminds me that we saw a fish jumping well out of the water a few times. Am sure we'll be back to Scarp many more times yet. Some photos by Stuart & Colin.
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