Monday, June 4, 2007

Isle of Barra, Outer Hebrides, Scotland

Barra was the biggest surprise of the trip. We headed out there expecting to land on a little island and see Kisimul Castle, the stronghold of the Clan MacNeil.

We found instead that Barra is one of the most beautiful places we've ever seen. It was like a clip from Tristan and Isolde or pretty. There were white sand beaches with turquoise, clear water...but way too cold to actually get in.

There is no real runway there; they land on the beach in a twin otter during low tide. There aren't many experiences I've had much cooler than our visit here.

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