South Uist in September

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We came back in September, and this time we flew - much quicker, but somehow Glasgow Airport doesn't have the same atmosphere as the Oban ferry.

 


The next few photos are of Loch Aineort, which cuts deep into South Uist from the eastern edge.  With the hills around, this should be high on the list for any visitor.  The autumn colours added to the  natural beauty.

 
 
 
 


Although Loch Aineort is a sea water loch, a fresh water stream feeds into its head.

 
 

                              


Now we're down at the southern end of South Uist, looking across the Sound of Eriskay

 
 
 
 


The Eriskay Causeway was completed in July 2001 - it is just over a mile long, and contains 700,000 rocks (so were were told - didn't stop to count them).  

Eriskay's modern claim to fame is through the SS Politician, which struck rocks just off the north shore of the island in February 1941, carrying 264,000 bottles of whisky; rather fewer, by the time the authorities arrived on the scene!  The incident is the basis of Compton Mackenzie's bestselling 1946 novel "Whisky Galore".

 
 


This sheep led me to a good vantage point overlooking the Sound of Barra and the ferry port.  It was rather insistent about being in the picture, too, but at least didn't try to sell a fake bottle of whisky.

     

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