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Category: April 2017

At the finish – Wednesday 12th April – the end of STAGE 9

At the finish – Wednesday 12th April – the end of STAGE 9

This was a great trip with probably the most challenging journey to get to get to such a place that I’ve done using trains, a bus & feries. I knew the weather in the islands could be predictable – stormy, wet & windy but I was also rewarded with some stunning scenery amongst the deserted coves & beaches throughout all the islands I visited.                           The most memorable place I visited…

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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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