N 55.36836°, W 02.51426°
It seems like an age ago that we were captured by the mystical sight of St Kilda shimmering in the sea-haze far to the west of Uist.
We spoke then of hatching a plan to attempt to visit this most outer archipelago of the Outer Hebrides; so here we are, northbound again, embarking on a short continuation of our Easter trip in the hope that we can make it happen.
We've managed to sort places on one of the few small boats that take tourists out there and to book two of the six-per-night maximum camping spaces allowed on Hirta so all being well, weather and logistics permitting, we'll be making a bid for the islands first thing on Saturday morning.
For now, we're hunkered at the coordinates shown just off a familiar bit of road on the Scottish border enjoying the evening sun. It's pleasantly cool here compared to the stinking heat we've been working in for the past two months back home and we have a good view over a nearby pond.
Best sighting here has been an emperor dragonfly tirelessly quartering the pond and feasting on anything smaller that dares to be on the wing at the same time. These things really are formidable.
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