I'm back! Uh...in case anyone wondered why I haven't been posting for the last two weeks, I have been travelling in Scotland and Iceland!
This shot was taken near an abandoned lighthouse in Scalpay. Scalpay is on the Isle of Harris (or, Harris as the Scots call it) in the Outer Hebrides. The coastal hike we took to get to the lighthouse is outlined here. The hike was well marked and explained in a small booklet of Western Isles walking/hiking routes I picked up at a local shop. It was amazing to see the Isle of Skye across the body of water (its name escapes me) from Harris. Walking through peat covered hills reminded me I was not close to home. Oystercatchers and other coastal birds were having a time as we rambled along the trail...and managed to avoid the rain that followed shortly after we returned to the car!
More shots and tales to follow...stay tuned!