After weathering Storm Ali during our recent trip to Orkney, it was probably fitting that Storm Callum arrived at the end of this week’s journey south through the islands of Berneray, North Uist, Benbecula, South Uist, and Eriskay.
Sometimes, I astound myself with my own ignorance. It turns out that Lewis and Harris are, in fact, one island – not two as I had supposed……
Visiting the Isle of Skye is a bit like Russian Roulette with five bullets instead of one – you’ve got maybe a one in six chance of a good outcome, weather-wise. Have you ever met anyone who’s had “OK” weather on Skye? No, me neither. It’s either absolutely glorious or deeply dismal. We’ve been unlucky this time.
Heading down the West Coast of Scotland, we’ve experienced our worst weather ever in a motorhome: the “Beast from the East” and Storm Ali were mere trifles in comparison. Mind you, it all pales into insignificance when you get to Loch Ewe and consider the conditions faced by the Arctic Convoys….
The North Coast of Scotland: jaw-dropping landscapes and a rapidly increasing flow of tourists in motorhomes and cars “doing the 500”. The sheep probably don’t quite know what to make of it all…..
Storm Ali brought some very wet and windy weather to Orkney; it’s been pretty much like the weather we had on previous days, but without the bright interludes! Undeterred, we’ve completed our list of Orkney “must-sees” and caught our ferry back to the mainland.