Scotland - Western Isles tour incl St Kilda (non skiing)

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Scotland - Western Isles tour incl St Kilda (non skiing)

Postby HighRustler » Sun Sep 22, 2013 7:10 am

Scotland - Western Isles & West Coast Cycle Tour 2013

Best viewed by selecting 1080pHD in YouTube and fullscreen



In the ski off season I decided to tour the Outer Hebrides, one of the more remote outposts in Europe taking in the magical St Kilda which is one of only 24 sites in the world with dual World Heritage status.

Highlights included:
- St Kilda (last inhabited 1930) and Boreray (highest sea stacks in the UK and largest gannet colony in the world)
- Mingulay (last inhabited in 1912)


In addition to climbing Conachair(highest sea cliff in the UK at 1,410ft) on St Kilda and Sheabhal on Barra, I also ventured off the bike to climb Eaval on North Uist.


The Scottish islands are one of my favourite places to visit. For anyone interested here is a link to slideshows from previous trips:

Western Isles & West Coast 2011



Western Isles & West Coast 2012


A few pics from this year:

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^ Painting with light after 1am (it wasn't dark enough before!) at Horgabost, Isle of Harris

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^ Taking on the Lover's Stone and the 300m drop to the Atlantic Ocean, St Kilda

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^Traigh Seilebost looking across to Luskentyre and the Harris hills

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^Wandering along the peerless Traigh Siar, Berneray. The Thai tourist board used pictures of this beach to promote their own beaches back in Thailand!?!

Enjoy!
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Re: Scotland - Western Isles tour incl St Kilda (non skiing)

Postby Admin » Sun Sep 22, 2013 10:27 am

Mrs Admin and I just watched both this and your Norway slideshow on the big screen TV. Beautiful shots and excellent work as always, Craig!

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Re: Scotland - Western Isles tour incl St Kilda (non skiing)

Postby HighRustler » Sun Sep 22, 2013 2:38 pm

Thanks admin, glad you liked them. Kept me busy during the summer months :) Now just awaiting the snows to arrive for normal service to be resumed!
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