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Outer Hebrides Trip Day 11 - 21:00 04/04/18 - Scalpay


N 57.85844°, W 06.67811°

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To celebrate getting back on to the main road without toppling off the minor road we decided to have a really steady afternoon. We took on a bit of diesel (£1.28 a litre - not the disaster we'd feared) and made our way to another of the really tiny inhabited islands: Scalpay (coordinates).

We're overlooking a really pretty bay (pic) that appears perfect for otters so for literally hours, and with the benefit of an incoming tide, we kept our eyes peeled. No otters.

It is a beautiful place, though with good views over to the snow-capped mountains of Skye. There are some great walks to be had from here, too. I ran one down to the Eilean Glas lighthouse. Apart from the stunning scenery it was an interesting experience as the crushed hardcore path to the lighthouse is laid on blanket peat bog and with every footfall I could feel the peat beneath compressing and bouncing around. Maybe I need to lay off the chocolate a bit.

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