Barra

Outer Hebrides trip Day 11 - Loop around Barra and Vatersay - 35.31 miles

Outer Hebrides trip Day 11 - Loop around Barra and Vatersay - 35.31 miles

Got up reasonably early, and enjoyed a shower in a proper bathroom and then someone making me breakfast.  I was staying at the Castlebay Hotel and I can recommend it - it was very reasonably priced at £59/night (though a bit more than the £5/night I had been paying most nights on campsites!). I rode anti-clockwise around the island - so the first 7 or so miles were the ones I had ridden on yesterday - still all very attractive.  I headed north up the peninsula with the airport on.  I saw the airport as I carried on - I knew what time planes were due in, so I went on further up the peninsula.

Outer Hebrides trip Day 10 - Howmore to Castlebay - 37.21 miles

Outer Hebrides trip Day 10 - Howmore to Castlebay - 37.21 miles

Another very windy day - and they were, of course, major head winds.  Oh great. Still, on I went.  I got a pretty late start - not sure why, just seemed to be faffing around this morning.  I was aiming for the 1pm ferry across to Barra, so needed to get a move on.

Getting ready

Getting ready

Okay - everyone else is doing it - so I thought it's time to try my hand at blogging. So what on earth am I going to write about?  Well at the moment, my mind is pretty much occupied with my forthcoming trip to the Hebrides.

My plan is to cycle the length of the Outer Hebrides (the wrong way it turns out) and then travel onto Skye.