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Outer Hebrides Trip Day 11 - 11:30 04/04/18 - Lewis


N 57.99500°, W 07.09197°

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First drive of the morning was through stunning scenery to Hushinish (coordinates), clear blue skies and a dusting of snow on the tops made for picture-perfect land and seascapes. The drive also delivered another good close-up sighting of red deer. The road, though (pic), was perhaps the dodgiest yet for a truck with a track as wide as the T244's. I confess my palms sweated at times.

At Hushinish, we were surprised to find a genuine aire-style motorhome stopover complete with a nice communal information room, toilets, disposal points and recycling bins. It was only made last year and is presumably intended to save the tiny village from being inundated by visiting motorhomers. Indeed there were a few here - more indication that this side of the island chain is more touristy than the south.

We had a wander around the beach and slipway serving the island of Scarp to the north of the peninsula (fewer visitors and much quieter) which resulted in a really close-up white-tailed eagle sighting and a very wired whippet thanks to a nearby rabbit convention.

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