Islands at the Edge

When you holiday in the edge places of Scotland and Ireland, you have to take pot luck with the weather. Sometimes you draw a short straw and get a week of rain. Sometimes you’re plagued by wind. Sometimes the mist comes down. Mainly it’s mixed of course, and you just learn to take what comes.

Sometimes you get lucky, and are blessed with days of sun.

My last trip was one of those times.

Day after day: clear skies, sunshine, turquoise water, bleached white beaches, and not a soul in sight.

To be honest, it’s beyond what I can find the words for, and beyond what I can photograph other than a picture postcard snapshot and the simple need to show you:

Look,

look,

look.

Photos from the islands of Barra, Vatersay and Eriskay.