After saying our goodbyes to Jill & Graham and Paul, Lynn & Merlin, we headed off to the only other campsite on North Uist (http://www.balranaldhebrideanholidays.com/index.aspx). First impressions weren’t great, even though we had been to see it already, as there were sand flies everywhere. Less annoying than midgies and at least they didn’t bite but they were a pain! We decided to go for a walk on the beach and explore the other bays around the headland, but mummy and daddy had left their flip flops behind so walking over the headland wasn’t much fun for them! Wusses! We played a lot!
On the way back I got tired and demanded a carry. Nothing unusual there, however Jim thought this was a new game and asked daddy to carry him too! Strange dog!
It’s Tuesday and Oh my days, I am in heaven! We have just found the best beach in the world! It’s the west beach on Berneray, which is a small island, joined by causeway to the north of North Uist. It is amazing!
We ran and played for hours!
Literally the beach went on for like ever!! You got to the corner and even the corner went on for ever, and then the beach carried on and you could see Harris. We didn’t want to leave! Jim even wrote his name in the sand….clever boy!
When we did eventually get back, Scratchy was very cross with us as we had been out for too long and he wanted his dinner!
In the evening we were treated to a lovely sunset on the beach by the campsite. You can’t really see it so well from the site, you need to go over the bank to the beach to get the best view, which was perfect for our bed time walk! We made sure we got extra sandy just before bedtime!
On Wednesday we were exhausted and it rained a lot, so we just went on the beach at Balranald, which was still lovely, even in the rain.
After all the rain, there was a beautiful sunset, which made up for it
Thursday brought more rain, but we decided to venture out to Clachan Sands and found another beautiful beach
We walked for miles and played in the wet sand
The water is truly tropical here, even in the rain
On the way home, we got stuck in a typical Hebridean traffic jam!
On Friday, mummy & daddy tried to take us for a run, but I really wasn’t in the mood for running, other than on the beach, so I dug my heels in and made them turn round to go back to the beach. It worked, and mummy and daddy just did some sprints on the beach and some other funny exercises, followed by a swim. They tried to get us to swim too, but we weren’t having any of it! Afterwards I went home for a sleep to recover!
In the evening there was the best sunset, so we went down to see it and get sandy before bedtime, again! I’ve never known mummy have to hoover so much!
On Saturday we were up stupidly early and headed to Berneray to catch a ferry over to Harris. It was a pretty miserable day, but mummy tried to capture the lunar landscape of East Harris
Then we went to Tesco’s on Lewis to stock up on some doggy treats and headed to west Lewis to see some of the beaches. This was Dail Mor, now famous as an oil rig crashed there in the storm. Its apparently very popular for surfers but there weren’t any there when we went in the rain
We also visited the Calanais Standing Stones, where some American tourists laughed at mummy and daddy in their shorts and flip flops, as there were thoroughly wrapped up and had waterproofs on and were still cold!
Back on Harris and rushing to catch the ferry home, we stopped to admire the beach at Luskentyre
On Sunday, Jimmy was very tired and stayed in bed
When he eventually got up, he wanted cuddles with daddy
Then we went back to Berneray, but this time went to the beach…wahoo!
On Monday, mummy and daddy were working, so whilst they had their lunch, we tried to make them feel bad, for working so much
Eventually they got the message and we headed off to Baile Sear
We had so much fun playing. We ran with the wind in our hair!
On Tuesday we headed out round the East side of North Uist and found a lovely picnic spot with a walk. There was a cyclist there called Glen that we met and had a lovely chat with. He was cycling from Barra to Lewis and back again, just because he wanted to. How cool is that!
Then we climbed up the hill and saw some spectacular views of North Uist
Then we saw some deer that Jim had sniffed out ages ago so was dragging mummy up the hill. You can just about see them in this picture even though mummy was using her big camera! The deer were a lot closer when we got there, it just took mummy ages to get her camera out. Can’t get the staff!
The view from the top looking out towards Orasaigh were breath taking
and looking out East was amazing to see the amount of water within the land
After our little hill walk we decided to look for the beach we had seen from the hill and headed to Middle Quarter and found our way out across the tidal bay to yet another beautiful beach. This was the way onto the beach
and this is what we found
It really was spectacular
On Wednesday we were packing up and heading off on another adventure. I do hope we aren’t going too far from these beaches. Until next time, love and licks, Rosie xxx