Friday, August 24, 2012


The Isle of Harris, from the old Norse meaning 'high land,' is often described as the 'high heart of the Hebrides'. With incredible diversity in its landscape. The East coast is a dramatic, rocky landscape, where it it hard to imagine how people managed to scrape a living from the land and the sea, whereas the West coast is breathtakingly beautiful more conventionally, with miles of golden sandy beaches and fertile machair soil with stunning mountainous backdrops. (source:

The island is of course very renowned for the manufacture of some wonderful fabric. It also has a cracking half marathon every July, which I've had the pleasure of doing twice. The 13.1 miles take an undulating route past some of the most beautiful deserted beaches, over the shoulder of a Goliath-like mountain and finishes in Tarbert with lots of time to visit the local pub for lunch before the ferry back to Skye. Good times.



object seeker said...

A cryptic message if ever I saw one...

object seeker said...

Why don't you post some nice photos of Harris?