89. The beaches in the Outer Hebrides are lovely stretches of white sand made by water pounding shells over the centuries. They are clean, inviting and stunning.
Isle of Barra near the airport
90. First sight of the beach on Barra looking across sea grass and dunes to the beach.
91. The White Sandy Beaches in the Hebrides come as enchanting surprises where they appear surrounded by hilly, rugged and rocky coastlines.
The beach at Barra near the airport, looking out to the inner seas and the Atlantic ocean beyond
92. Looking at clouds as if from both sides now -- reflections in a shimmer of sea water.
93. Lone shell in the sand, likely an Acmaeidae or limpet whose pointed shell serves to protect it from waves.
94. Sea grass, blue, blue skies and sand welcome you and makes you want to linger. Moments like these feel as if no bad can exist in the world.
95. One of the few remaining sandy beach airports is on Barra. Planes land and take off on the sand without the aid of tarmac, lights or formal runways.
Traigh Mhor Beach, Barra, facing the Sea of the Hebrides
96. The half-moon beach on Eriskay -- the wind was high, the air was crisp and the clouds were quickly scudding across the sky, making it a fine Scottish Day.
Beach of Eriskay, South Uist, the Hebrides.
97. Looking down the beach on Eriskay across rocks, sand and seaweed.
98. Long sandy beaches lure visitors out for walks while listening to the gentle lapping of the shallow waves.
Erisky, South Uist
99. Up on the dunes and looking north, late wildflowers bloom even as they get whip-lashed by the wind.
Eriskay, South Uist
100. A lone walker, our geologist-guide Robin, strides along the crest of the dunes.
101. Darkening, heavy clouds take away any gloom with the hope of the sun.
102. Late blooming sea flowers form a delicate foreground for a view across the beach to the open sea.
103. A beach scene with a bright yellow clad walker.
Isle of Harris
104. Sandy Beach on the Isle of Harris seen from atop the dunes with clouds laden with rain billowing across the sky.
105. The clean stillness of the beach on Harris contrasts grandly with the dark, dark skies of mid-morning.
106. Fishing net washed up on shore provides a colorful contrast with the muted colors of the sand and vegetation.
Beach at Eriskay
107. Ropes for lobster traps lying coiled randomly near the sea.
Harbor at Shieldaig
108. Lobster pots on land are colorful, but will blend-in nicely under water.
109. Dry docked when the tide is out, this attractive wooden boat waits for the twice daily return of the sea.
110. Sturdy blue boat reflects perfectly with the clouds while docked on a quiet day.
111. An overturned red boat that has seen rough times waits for its next outing for lobster.
112. Do boats stored on the land dream of being at sea?
Plockton with Loch Carron in the distance