The deserted beaches of the Isle of Harris, on location is not always as tough as it sounds. Some days you might be out there in driving rain, sitting in the car with the windows steaming up and others, you might be on a beach like this.
Harris has to be my favourite destination come rain or sun, the colour of the water is mesmerising and always different depending on the day but that green, that intense aqua colour, that is just heaven. I remember the first time I saw it, I was on a long island hopping trip with my closest friend Carole, who introduced me to the islands. The weather was sunny and the sheep and lambs were wandering all over the place, the air was crisp and clear and filled with bleating. As we came off the ferry from Leverburgh and travelled up the south end of the island we came over a small rise in the land to see the vista of aqua/green of the waters around Northton. Small islands of marsh grass were dotted with sheep and the water of the area round Scarista Beach were simply unbelievable colours.
I have spent many trips there over the years. Below are a few of the thousands of images I have collected. At the bottom of the post you can see the place that I stay in when I visit, the B & B run by Leona and Norman, they have a holiday cottage I intend to use as well as soon as it is free of visitors!
On a day when there is snow on the hills you simply don’t expect to see water and beaches that look like somewhere in Hawaii, do you?