I’ve just returned from a fantastic week in the Outer Hebrides, walking on beaches such as the one here (Luskentyre on Harris). The sea really was this colour.

And look at this sand!


We travelled to Barra from Oban, then a short boat ride to South Uist, Benbecula and North Uist. Another ferry took us to Harris and Lewis before a final ferry trip from Stornoway to Ullapool. There we stayed on a friend’s croft, complete with Highland cows, before driving back home.

A truly relaxing break with plenty of sunshine (contrary to weather reports!) and only one midgey bite that will set me up nicely for the new year.