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.
Stunning location, vast white stretches of sandy beaches. The airport itself is the beach! Hopefully one day I will land there.
Little cottages with red roofs sitting on the rocks make this a perfect picture. I didn’t stay here for too long, I was aware that I needed to catch a ferry to Eriskay and cycle to my next stop for the day.
The Isle of Eriskay greeting the visitors arriving on the ferry with a stunning beach called Bonnie Prince Charlie beach.
Its turquoise water lit up in the sunshine when looking down from the top of the first bend on a quite steep hill to tackle for a beginner like myself. The view made for a pleasing reward after the effort.
I stopped at the beautiful statue of Our Lady of Fatima, built on the site of the original Eriskay Church. Visited the new Church too. Looking like a concrete structure, not blending with the landscape in any way but beautiful inside.
I crossed the first causeway on my journey north and made it to South Uist. Beginning to feel sore now. Not being used to the whole cycling bit. However, I was pleased with myself. Decided to call it a day and stopped at a place called Askernish Golf Course.
Distance covered: 18 miles/29 km, time 5h15min
From Borve Campsite( Barra) to Askernish Golf Course( South Uist), 1 causeway