Summer holidays 2021

Our Summer holiday 2021 part 3

Our next few days was spent at Camping Skye at Broadford was time to chill out! Also a chance to do some washing as they have great laundry and drying facilities! The first night was very wet and windy we felt so sorry for the poor people in tents! The carried on most of the next day too. We sat binged watched Netflix and rested.

The second day the weather was a lot better so we managed to get out with the dogs. We just had a wee stroll along to the wee harbour area.

The dogs got a run about. I did some sea glass collecting and Mr C did some stone skimming.

Later on we treated ourselves and went to Cafesia for our tea! Pizza and baked Alaska what more could you want.

In the morning it was time to pack up and make our next move. We set off up the road we had all day to get to Uig for our ferry. I had made a list of places to stop en route.

First stop was the bridge at Sligachan for a few photos.

Parking wasn’t to good for the van so it was just a quick stop.

Just a few miles up the road we made another stop at Dun Beag Broch.

We had drove past it lots of time and never stopped. I actually couldn’t believe how big it was and how thick the walks were. Although mind the sheep poop if you visit as it is in a sheep park.

Little big further along the road we drove past Dunvegan Castle. We had talked about going in for a look. But honestly it was busy and I was happy to get a view of the castle so that’s what we did.

We did take a wee detour to Portree to get a supermarket and a look at the harbour.

As expected it was busy so didn’t hang about. We was ready to get away from busy places. Our final stop was Uig. Before parking at the ferry car park we took the short walk down to the Falls of Rha.

They are huge and worth the visit it is a total hidden gem. I had a wee look around the Uig pottery and treated myself to a stunning Cullins mug. I dropped in to the Isle of Skye Brewery and get a wee present for a friend. For food we popped in to the Hebriden Shack.

Mr C had some amazing scallops and I had monk fish scampi.

By the time we did all that and had a wee nap it was time for the ferry to Uist.

There was a great area for us to sit and relax with the dogs and it passed pretty quickly. We got off of the ferry when the sun wasn’t far from setting. So we put the postcode in the satnav and headed for the St Kilda view point. We didn’t have too far to go and we was just on time to watch the sunset and get a great view of St Kilda.

After our journey I was excited for our adventure ahead. So we had a early night and a good nights sleep.

We got up early the next day, made our breakfast and headed off. We had a lot to fit in on our first day. First stop was Scolpaig Tower for a wee photo.

We drove along enjoying the views of Vallay Tidal island (we have put it on our bucket list for next time). Just along the road we found a wee snack stop called The Wee Kitchen so couldn’t resist a second breakfast with a amazing beach view.

We took a wee drive to Berneray before our next stop. Parking up at Langass woods and went to follow the trail of bear foot prints. The trail lead us to the final resting place of Hercules the bear and Andy Robin. Myself and my husband have both fantastic memories of the pair visiting Keith Show in the 80’s so this was a must place to visit for us.

On our travels we found a fan Seafood cafe but it was unfortunately closed that day but the factory shop was open.

When we arrived at the shop I was amazed by the amount of scallop shells that lined the shore. Next took a wee tour round Benbecula stopping off at the Lady of the Isles statue.

Then it was time to find our friends house. We tracked down the area they lived and took a wee look about and chatted to some of the ponies at Loch Skiport before messaging Lindsay. It then turned out we had passed their house not long before.

Lindsay and DJ took us on a tour of South Uist pointing out places we never have found. We visited the most westerly point in Uist and even managed to get a photo taken together for a change.

That night we parked up not far from theirs. After a long lie we wakening up to ponies at the van. Once organised we headed along the the road and parked up to go for a hike in the hope to see a sea eagle.

It is such a beautiful area the photos don’t do it justice.

The afternoon was spent enjoying the views while exploring South Uist. After a failed attempt looking for the whale bones on the most amazing beach.

We did see some seals and found them on our second attempt. That night we parked up close to the beach and made plans for the next day.

It was our last day on Uist so made it a bit of a chilled one. We took a drive to Eriskay where I miraculously found a ladies ring. I did find the owner quickly with the power of Facebook.

Lunch was had at the Am Politician and a look round the shop. Before heading back to the beach for one last beach walk.

Our ferry next day was just after 6am so needed to get parked up close to by the terminal. We found a spot then took a walk to the Lochboisdale Hotel for a lovely meal. Then headed to the van and set the alarm for 4.45. To catch the ferry back to the main land it was almost the end of our holiday!

Going to end it here! We had a fantastic holiday and didn’t want to come home! I have posted some useful links below.

Thank you for reading Tracy x

https://campingskye.com/

https://www.cafesia.co.uk/

https://www.historicenvironment.scot/visit-a-place/places/dun-beag-broch/

https://www.dunvegancastle.com/

https://www.uigpottery.co.uk/

https://skyeale.com/

https://m.facebook.com/pages/category/Deli/Hebridean-Shack-108109487672789/

https://www.visitouterhebrides.co.uk/hebrideanway

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