Tuesday, 30 April 2013
Hebrides Countdown 2013...
Amazing to think that these stunning patterns are made simply by the waves and the winds - it almost looks as though a sculptor has been at work, painstakingly carving out the design of his choice! This particular work of art was on the beautiful beach at Luskentyre, Harris. The first time we saw this astonishing sweep of white sand was in 2003 - we had some time to kill before going on to Leverburgh for the ferry to North uist so got off the bus at the "Luskentyre turn" and walked the couple of miles down the side road to a point that overlooked the beach where we could sit and eat lunch - the view that greeted us was just breathtaking. We always try to go back now each year - there is no better place to sit and eat a sandwich, and it's a wonderful beach to wander around on too, although you do have to be cautious of "soft spots" in the sand. The RAF jets fly over from time to time - we suspect for sightseeing purposes as much as anything else as they invariably circle around and come back over for a second look!