Thursday, 12 March 2009

Hebrides Countdown 2009...

Barra Airport is, you could say, a little unusual. It has two runways, a terminal building, baggage reclaim...nothing too unusual there you would think, until I explain that the runways are, in fact, on the beach! The shot above is a British Airways twin-otter getting ready to take off, and this year we are hoping to take a flight from Benbecula to Barra to experience this unique airport for ourselves.  The flight itself only takes a few minutes, but does have the adtantage of giving some marvellous aerial views of the islands. Oh, before I forget....that baggage reclaim I mentioned earlier? Think "Bus shelter with a conveyor belt inside" and you'd be along the right lines!


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