Unusual welcome coming back to Mull

Outer Hebrides camping by Aska

DAY 6 As much as I wanted to explore the Outer Hebrides more, it was time to come back. The mist and the midges hadn’t left that day until late morning. Remember the taxi driver John. He kindly came to give me a lift back to Eriskay. We set off after securely attaching the bike…

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Wet and misty but welcoming Benbecula

Causeway Outer Hebrides

DAY 5 I especially liked the Otter’s Edge Campground because it had a Communal kitchen with comfy chairs where I could sit reading even though it was dark outside. I met another Polish girl who was walking the whole Hebridean Way (that’s 2 weeks). She chose to walk it North to South. This means wind…

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The flat plains of South Uist

Outer Hebrides by bike and tent Aska

DAY 4 Next morning the weather looked promising although still windy. However southerly wind when cycling north starting from the Isle of Barra is good news. Sad to leave this remote spot, I’ve taken the last walk along a windswept beach. Outer Hebrides are famous for machair, a fertile low-lying grassy plain. It begins to…

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Askernish golf course and beach

Isle of Eriskay painting by Aska

DAY 3 This wasn’t the next official camping site along the Hebridean Way but a life-saving spot for me. A short detour off the main road and I discover a stunning stretch of South Uist coastline. What turned out to be the best location with a view, the best spot for doing some pleinair painting…

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Cycle for the ferry to Eriskay

Isle of Barra airport

DAY 2 Cycle for the ferry to Eriskay The landscape of Barra has proven a little more hilly than I’d imagined with houses scattered in between. I always wanted to see the Hebridean houses with red roofs. To my joy, I found those while cycling to the northwest side of Barra towards the Barra airport.…

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Outer Hebrides, bicycle and a tent

Outer Hebrides by bike and tent

This cycle isn’t going to be the one of a professional cyclist aiming to finish the whole Hebridean Way in 2,3 days time. My aim is to explore the Islands landscape, do watercolour sketches and observe how the landscape is changing. Timescale 3-10/09/2021 Fairly soon I become aware of how far I can cycle in…

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