Imagine planning a holiday to the far north west of Scotland in June! I had never been north of the Kylesku Bridge before - and that was just a quick photo stop. There was still so much more to explore northwards. All I could think was that we would probably be in for a week of rain, wind and midges! I was to be proved wrong.
As we travelled further north, leaving the joys of the A9 road far behind us, we came upon a familiar peak rising up: Stac Pollaidh, a hill we had hiked a few years ago on a glorious summer's day.
|Differing layers in the rock strata|
|Ruins of Ardvrack Castle, Loch Assynt|
|Looking to the mass of Quinag|
|Looking across Loch Glencoul to the geological wonder, the Moine Thrust|
We continued our way north, enjoying the scenery, to our destination, Sheigra. Sheigra is situated at the end of the road, literally. There is a beautiful beach, which was enjoyed by our Labrador, one of many he tried and tested during the week!
|Corbie enjoying the beach at Sheigra|
|Black sand patterns visible|
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