Barra in the Outer Hebrides is a small island measuring 8 x 5 miles and covers about 20 square miles. The island is hilly with many beautiful beaches. The resident population numbers about 1,400. Both Gaelic and English are spoken on this mainly Catholic island. My photo albums of Barra & Vatersay

Monday, June 20, 2011

Sunshine again!

Wednesday, 15 June

Forecast was again for rain all day and the day started with fog but had lifted by mid-morning and was again a beautiful sunny day.  It became party cloudy in the afternoon.

I was too knackered to hike so had a rest, did a load of laundry, and walked into town.  I, of course, had to do my duty as a tourist and visit the Hebridean Toffee Company and buy some tablet.  Yum!  I also visited the Heritage Centre which was interesting and looked like a great place to research ancestors from Barra – MacNeils being the most common.

Danny caught the local bus to the beginning of the Eoligarry trail, a hike which normally takes about 4 hours.  The hike ended at the airport which is the only airport in the world where the timetable depends on the tide.  Danny took these photos with his phone:

In the evening we rode our bikes to the Isle of Barra Beach Hotel for dinner and to use the internet via our android mobiles.  The haddock and chips in the Halaman Bar was excellent!  It was a lovely night but windy on a bike.

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