• Abandoned II

    Abandoned II

    Fri 3 Mar 2017

    A return visit to photograph this abandoned house in South Harris. A calm day with lots of sunshine, it's almost as if spring is on its way. Warm enough not to need a coat!

    Location: Uamh, Isle of Harris

  • Abandoned

    Abandoned

    Tue 28 Feb 2017

    An abandoned house on the coast between Lingreabhagh (Lingarabay) and Roghadal (Rodel).

    Location: Uamh, Isle of Harris

  • Maodal view

    Maodal view

    Sat 25 Feb 2017

    No drone, just leg work. Maodal is a great view point for Ceapabhal and the beaches on the west coast of Harris. Having ascended to the summit from Northton I descended part way down the north side to get this photo of the sands of Traigh an Taoibh Thuath leading to Traigh Scarasta.

    Location: Maodal, Isle of Harris

  • The Clisham from Aird Asaig

    The Clisham from Aird Asaig

    Wed 22 Feb 2017

    It didn't half blow last night, it sounded like our roof was trying to come off. By mid morning the wind had started to drop a bit so I headed out. This is the view looking across Loch Bun Abhainn Eadarra from Aird Asaig to the North Harris hills. The Clisham with a touch of snow is just left of centre. What the photo does not show is the speed at which the clouds were moving.

    Location: Aird Asaig, Isle of Harris

  • Bagh Steinigidh IX

    Bagh Steinigidh IX

    Sat 4 Feb 2017

    My favourite beach on the west coast of Harris, not the biggest one by a long way but lots of interesting rock formations in the coarse sand. Today it was a bit dreich out but it's a great spot to watch the waves crashing in. Taransay can be seen in the distance.

    Location: Bagh Steinigidh, Isle of Harris

  • The view east from the summit of Todun

    The view east from the summit of Todun

    Sun 29 Jan 2017

    We ascended Todun up its north ridge, wet underfoot but with no difficulties. Higher up there was still some ice about where the sun had not reached. Great 360 views from the summit which we enjoyed in the sunshine and no wind meant that it did not feel cold. This photo shows the road to Rhenigidale (Reinigeadal) far below, running parallel to Loch Seaforth, the Shiant Islands on the horizon and part of the Isle of Scalpay on the far right.

    Location: Todun, Isle of Harris

  • Walking backwards

    Walking backwards

    Fri 27 Jan 2017

    Although the wind had died down a bit from earlier in the week it was still far from calm. Walking up the beach with our backs to the wind had been fine but the return meant a sand blasting so some backwards walking was called for.

    Location: Traigh Scarasta, Isle of Harris

  • Traigh Mhor mist and waves

    Traigh Mhor mist and waves

    Sat 7 Jan 2017

    Another misty day with hardly any wind so we were surprised by the size of the waves crashing on to the beach. Taransay can just be made out on the right horizon.

    Location: Traigh Mhor, Isle of Harris

  • Foggy Seilebost

    Foggy Seilebost

    Fri 6 Jan 2017

    If you had gone down to the beach today you wouldn't have seen very far...

    Location: Traigh Sheileboist, Isle of Harris

  • Ceapabhal I

    Ceapabhal I

    Wed 4 Jan 2017

    After taking numerous photos of Ceapabhal from the beaches over the last couple of years we thought we would walk up it. On the lower slopes there is no obvious path and it was wet underfoot. Higher up there is a path which we used on our descent having not seen it as we ascended.

    This is the view looking towards Taobh Tuath (Northton) from just below the summit. A bit of sunshine would have been nice to improve the visibility but we were able to see St Kilda out to the west in the middle of the Atlantic.

    Location: Ceapabhal, Isle of Harris

  • The Scholars Path

    The Scholars Path

    Mon 2 Jan 2017

    Before the Golden Road was built the local children use to walk this route to school at Greosabhagh (Grosebay). We walked part of their route starting from near the Bays Cafe to just beyond the lochs in the photo and back.

    This image shows a section of the path, still in good repair, as it passes Loch an Rothaid.

    Location: The Scholars Path, Isle of Harris

  • Traigh Scarasta XII

    Traigh Scarasta XII

    Sun 1 Jan 2017

    A New Year's Day beach walk. With no access across the golf course to the north end of the beach we parked down at the south end and then walked the length of the beach. As we walked up the beach we got stunning views of the North Harris hills in the distance with a touch of snow. The rain hit us at the far end of the beach but the squall passed through and the sunshine returned.

    This is the view looking down the beach to Ceapabhal.

    Location: Traigh Scarasta, Isle of Harris