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27 August 2011 @ 05:05 pm
Back from the Outer Hebrides :-)  
After ten truly fantastic and adventurous days cavendish and I have safely returned from our tour of the Outer Hebrides.

What a holiday! While the weather was only so-so, we actually got a lot of walking done. Hill walks, beach walks... The landscape on these isles is so open and wide, so empty that it struck us as barely European. To quote from one of our guide books: The myriad of islands on the west coast of Scotland feature some of the most magnificent, diverse and expansive scenery and seascapes found anywhere in the world. I couldn't have phrased it better.

Though each island itself is quite distinct and rather different from its neighbours, there's a certain primeval flair to all of them, highlighted by an impressive amount of pre-historic sites such as the Callanish Stone Circles.

Travelling from island to island on a northbound course, Cavendish must have shot about a gazillion of photos. We've absolutely no idea how to reduce their number to a halfway reasonable (and postable) amount.

So far for us, at the moment. I hope you guys have been doing well during the last ten days and will try to catch up with LJ/DW sometime this evening! :-)

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Kathyhkathyh on August 30th, 2011 09:49 pm (UTC)
So glad you had such a wonderful time and many, many thanks for your postcard which arrived today.

We've been to Skye but never to the more remote islands, though I'd love to make it there one day. I'd really like to see Callanish!