We parked our car in Oban and loaded our luggage, a few supplies and groceries on our bikes.
|Feel like packhorse!|
We embarked on a 5 hour CalMac ferry journey to Barra which arrived in the evening. Our accommodation was a small but well-equipped, self-catering flat less than a mile from the main town of Castlebay and less than half a mile from the grocery store – the Co-op. Our only complaint on this trip was the lack of free wifi and the misinformation on a website which stated that our provider, Vodafone, was available everywhere. Our mobile (android) phones only received a signal in certain parts of the island, not where we stayed and not in Castlebay. We definitely plan a return trip to Barra.
- Friendly locals
- Stunning, breathtaking scenery
- Clear, blue-green sea
- Wide, white, clean sandy beaches
- Wildflowers everywhere! Machir of daisies, buttercups, etc. Wild orchids, wild irises.
- Dramatic rocky hills and cliffs
- Perfect place for bike riding and hiking (although the hills can be rough!)
- The Heritage Walks are wonderful, but they do need to be better marked with more posts marking the trails.
- Our flat: Ceum a Bhealaich
- We saw where the movie Whisky Galore was filmed.
|Lighthouse passed on the way|
|Another CalMac we passed on the way|