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Images of Harris

Harris is a beautiful island of contrasts, with spectacular scenery and a unique unspoilt atmosphere. In the west there are vast expanses of white sandy beaches, whilst the north and east are rugged, rocky places which make you think you have reached the moon. There are very few trees so look out for those in Tarbert, Borve, Horgabost and Luskentyre, and make the most of them.

Sheep on Beach

One of our favourite images of Seilebost. A beautiful image of a sheep standing on the sands at our cottage. 

Seilebost Reflection

By the nature of the layout of the beach at Seilebost, the setting sun will be often be reflected on the calm waters of the beach. Here a stunning sunset was captured by placing  the tripod in the water for the exposure.

Luskentyre Sands

Stunning white sandy Atlantic beaches and machairs at Luskentyre, Horgabost, Seilebost and Scarista. Ideal for a packed lunch! 

The Bays

The east coast of Harris is known as The Bays for its miniature fjords. Otters and seals can often be seen here. The road seems to go on perpetually up and down through many 'townships' - these being from a mixture of Norse and Gaelic origins: Likisto, Geocrab, Manish.  Mile after mile of rugged, windswept landscape surrounds you on every side.

Seilebost Beaches (Stormy)

Atlantic waves crash onto the sands at Seilebost on the West Coast of Harris.

Seilebost Beaches (Calm)

A few days later the beach is calm, the winds have dropped and all you can hear is bird song and the light noise of the waves gently lapping onto the beach.

St. Clement's, Rodel

Cruciform in shape, the church was built around 1500 by the Macleods of Dunvegan and Harris. In 1784 the church was rebuilt by Captain Alexander MacLeod. Three years later there was a fire and he had to repair his work. In 1873 it was restored under the orders of the Countess of Dunmore. Today it is in the care of Historic Scotland. It is thought that the sandstone used inside and around the windows might have been imported from Carsaig on Mull.

Looking to Taransay

Here is the view from the B887 (the road to Hushinish.  This beautiful road has many spectacular sights over West Loch Tarbert.

 

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