We then moved down to Harris, although it is all one island with Lewis. Here the weather became unkind to us so we were not able to visit any of the beautiful beaches, some of the most spectacular in Britain.. We could enjoy the colours, however, with the sea changing colours with the rhythm of sun and rain.

The north of the island is rugged and mountainous and has a Lunar feel to it. The east coast is more isolated and has some of the oldest rocks in the world. The town of Tarbert led us on to South Harris and then the ferry at Leverburgh to North Uist. We were then able to explore Berneray and Benbecula.