Destination Berneray

18 Aug

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We woke up early in the yurt, there was a rain shower which sounded loud against the yurts canvas waking us up. We had slept on the futon under a quilt, the fire had gone out in the night and it was surprisingly cold.  After a coffee we finally got ourselves going for our 12 mile ride to the  ferry which would take us to Berneray.

After a stop at the butty bus for a Bacon and egg butty we got on the ferry which was a lot smaller than the previous one and the crossing was only an hour long.  We saw a couple of seals on the crossing which wound its way between rocks and islands.

Last off the ferry again and we took a look at the map, we originally planned on staying a couple of miles up the road from where we got off the ferry in Berneray for a night in a thatched bunk house.  But whilst we were in the Butty Bus back on Harris we had seen a print out of the weather forecast which had high winds for Friday with 38 mph gusts.  As the weather was great with blue skies and low wind we decided to ride down to Benbecula.

After the best day of riding yet and 45 miles later we arrived at the Shellbay campsite.  We got the tent up (no yurt tonight) had a shower, cooked dinner, a walk to the beach and then made a trip to the pub for a second dinner where Kate had scallops (which she wouldn’t share).

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