West Scotland, June 2009

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13-14th June - Kayaking Near Oban
13-14th June - Kayaking Near Oban
15-17th June - Vatersay And Barra
15-17th June - Vatersay And Barra
17-23rd June - Eriskay, South Uist And Glen Coe
17-23rd June - Eriskay, South Uist And Glen Coe

17-23rd June - Eriskay, South Uist And Glen Coe

Continuing the theme of burned out caravans, our next wildcamp was on the seafront by the main town (well, bunch of houses and a pub) on Eriskay. And indeed it was wild. The wind was quite ferocious, and everyone else braving the site was in a camper van. Up above the beach was a huge pile of nails and some burnt grass, and down on the rocks by the sea were huge rusty bits of engine and suspension. Is it possible that Luke had been here before us? We cheated that night and ate in the pub - it would be the last pub we'd see for days, so it seemed rude not to.

During the night the wind reached epic proportions, and by the next day, setting up our tents outside Howmore SYHA on South Uist was a bit like trying to nail a hot air balloon to the ground. Still, we managed, and with the wind whipping round the tents, we manage to rustle up a hearty meal without resorting to the kitchen.

Next day it was off to camp in the dunes on Berneray, this time with a million earwigs, many of which are still turning up in strange places around the house - like the fridge. With the weather deteriorating, after a bike ride and two days camping on Berneray, we retreated to a four star hotel with a sauna, and went home the next day. We stopped off in Glen Coe on the way back, and woke up the next morning to the most glorious day Glen Coe has ever seen - really. So we climbed Stob Coire Raineach before reluctantly heading back down south to Yorkshire.

Beach Near Wildcamp On Eriskay Beach Near Wildcamp On Eriskay Camping At Howmore Youth Hostel, South Uist View From Tent, Howmore Youth Hostel, South Uist Barbecue On Beach, Berneray Debbie Ascending Stob Coire Raineach Rannoch Moor From Stob Coire Raineach Glen Coe From Stob Coire Raineach Ben Nevis From Stob Coire Raineach Blackwater Reservoir From Stob Coire Raineach