This shot was taken on West Beach, Berneray, on the first day of our holiday last year. We always try to get in a beach walk on our first Sunday - it's the final step to totally relaxing and soaking up the advantages of being back in the Hebrides again. West Beach is three blissful miles of beautiful white sands and regardless of how far we end up going, it makes for a wonderful walk. On this occasion we went basically as far as you can see in this shot - right off to where you can see the sands curving round ahead of you.
Our planning for this years trip is coming along well now - the ferry tickets are booked and have arrived - next thing now is to sort out our B&B for our one night on Skye - thanks to the ferries being on the winter timetable still on the way over we have to be at Uig for 9.40am to get the ferry across!
Life has just been complicated by my wonderful 24-70mm f2.8 lens having developed a fault - it sounds nastily like a bit of grit has made its way into the AF motor as it's making a high pitched whining noise whenever the lens "hunts" for focus at the moment. It's going to be being sent off somewhere for repair tomorrow I think - whether that will be directly back to Sigma UK, or to somewhere like Fixation I'm not sure yet - I'm just desperately hoping I can get it back in time for press day - it will complicate things a bit if not!