• The white sands of Traigh Mheilein

    The white sands of Traigh Mheilein

    Fri 21 Jul 2017

    Location: Traigh Mheilein, Isle of Harris

  • Heading for the beach...

    Heading for the beach...

    Fri 21 Jul 2017

    On the way to Traigh Mheilein from Huisinis. Its a 40ish minute walk above the cliffs on a clear path.

    Location: Caolas an Scarp, Isle of Harris

  • The view south from the summit of An Cliseam

    The view south from the summit of An Cliseam

    Thu 20 Jul 2017

    The walk up An Cliseam from the main road (often referred to as the direct route) is a good leg stretch. A bit of a bog hop to start and then a steep upper section but nothing too challenging and there is a path to follow for much of the route. The views are definitely worth the effort!

    Location: An Cliseam, Isle of Harris

  • Between Tresco and Bryher

    Between Tresco and Bryher

    Sun 28 May 2017

    The low low tide allowed us to walk between the two islands

    Location: Tresco and Bryher, Isles of Scilly

  • Traigh Scarasta

    Traigh Scarasta

    Sat 13 May 2017

    A long exposure helped calm the waves

    Location: Traigh Scarasta, Isle of Harris

  • Loch Crabhadail from Oireabhal

    Loch Crabhadail from Oireabhal

    Sun 7 May 2017

    A walk from Huisinis to Traigh Mheilen then round to the head of Loch Crabhadail, up Glen Cravadale, then onwards and upwards to the summit of Huiseabhal Mor, along the ridge to Oireabhal and then Huiseabhal Beag before descending back to Huisinis (9 miles with 2,700ft of ascent per the guidebook). A windy walk but lots of sunshine and great views with the place to myself.

    Location: Oireabhal, Isle of Harris

  • End of the day

    End of the day

    Sat 6 May 2017

    21:15, just before sunset on a blue sky day. The last light lit up the sands and they glowed red.

    Location: Traigh Mhor, Isle of Harris

  • Sailing By

    Sailing By

    Fri 5 May 2017

    Landscape photographers love clouds...

    Location: Luskentyre, Isle of Harris

  • Blue lochan

    Blue lochan

    Sun 26 Mar 2017

    On the edge with the twin tops of Ceapabhal in the far distance and the bulk of Beinn Dhubh on the left.

    Location: Uisgneabhal Mor, Isle of Harris

  • South from Uisgneabhal Mor

    South from Uisgneabhal Mor

    Sun 26 Mar 2017

    Up high in the North Harris Hills, I walked in sunshine with hardly any wind. Looking south low level cloud hid the beaches but the tops of the hills and offshore islands poked out.

    Location: Uisgneabhal Mor, Isle of Harris

  • Butt of Lewis Lighthouse

    Butt of Lewis Lighthouse

    Sat 25 Mar 2017

    A trip to the northern tip of Lewis. Last time we visited we lasted about 5 minutes in the strong wind and rain. This time we watched the crashing waves under blue skies and sunshine.

    Location: Butt of Lewis, Isle of Lewis

  • 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