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Month: April 2017

Wednesday 12th April – South Uist to the mainland,then overnight train home

Wednesday 12th April – South Uist to the mainland,then overnight train home

The 07:00hrs Lochboisdale to Mallaig has a scheduled departure time of 07:00 & a three & half hour crossing to Mallaig. I’m booked on a train at 16:00hrs from Mallaig to Fort William so Theresa bit of a time margin if the ferry is delayed for some reason. At Fort William I’ve got about an hour to wait before boarding the 19:50hrs sleeper train to London Euston.

Tuesday 11th April – Isle of Barra to Lochboisdale, South Uist

Tuesday 11th April – Isle of Barra to Lochboisdale, South Uist

The weather forecast for today wasn’t good & it was grey & overcast when I set off at 08:15hrs to make my way to catch the ferry to the Isle of Eriskay. I made for the 09:15hrs ferry rather than the 10:50hrs I’d originally intended to catch as having been following the weather forecast I knew that substantial ¬†wind & rain was due to hit the Outer Hebrides today. In addition I’d been monitoring Caledonian MacBraynes website which was giving…

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Monday 10th April – Isle of Eriskay to Isle of Barra

Monday 10th April – Isle of Eriskay to Isle of Barra

My B&B last night was situated right on the beach or shoreline but also overlooking a cemetery right on the beach, a pretty old one, when the sun went down behind the cemetery the sun shone over the grave stones giving it a bit of picturesque scene. I set off at 08:45hrs & made my way to the Eriskay ferry harbour about 3 miles away & up a couple of stiff climbs before the road drops down to the harbour….

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