One thing we have noticed this year, we may not have seen the quantity of migrating birds as last year’s visit to the Hebrides, but we have seen far more wild flowers. Nearly every loch (and there are literally hundreds) in South Uist has masses of white water lilies and a stunning picture they make too.
Not only water lilies but many other wild flowers in ditches and fields.
Today we are leaving South Uist and travelling up to North Uist via Benbecula. Before leaving South Uist behind, however, we visited the Kildonan Museum where there is a very interesting exhibition of island life through the ages.
The overwhelming impression of life in these islands, even 50 years ago, was quite a lot of hardship for the inhabitants but, with that, sociability and a contentment with their lot.
Unfortunately, no photographs were allowed inside but there were lots of old black and white photos of island fishermen and weavers etc. as well as typical room settings.
During the journey we saw quite a few interesting birds and animals.
When we finally arrived at our next campsite for five nights, Balranald, we found our pitch reserved for us (a bit noisy – next to the washing up area!) and went for a quick walk along the path above the beach.
We found our 3 dongle worked here plus we can join the campsite wi-fi. What a luxury!
Some lovely colours in the flora section of today’s blog. Have you tried ispot for identification purposes? Don’t get too caught up with emails now that you’ve got Wi-Fi.
Thanks Sean. No, not tried ispot for flowers yet. Heard from Steve Duffield today that it was a female Hen Harrier!
I’m not surprised, but there’s still plenty of time to see the elusive Golden Eagle.