Spring Round Hough

Let’s go for a walk.
Where shall we go today?
Let’s walk round Ben Hough.
The weather forecast is for good weather.

Beinn Mhor
Beinn Mhor on South Uist

Parking the car, there were clear views north towards Eigg and Rum.
From Hough beach the view was towards the Outer Hebrides.
Beinn Mhor on South Uist was impressive.

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A track from Balevullin leads down to the beach.
An interesting shingle bank protects the Machair.
The shingle was graded from small to large up the bank.

Oyster catchers took to flight as we approached.
You find them all over the island.

The sky turned increasingly blue and coats had to come off.
On our left was Ben Hough.  To our right the deep blue Atlantic.
In front we could clearly see Kenavvara, another of Tiree’s Bens.
Beyond that and about twelve miles out to sea is the Skerryvore Lighthouse.

Crossing the Machair close to the Maze it felt like Spring.
Ewes with their lambs were all around Hough.
One lamb struggled to its feet.
“Mum! Where are ewe(You)?”

The warmth was bringing the daisies out.
Spring like colours are definitely beginning to show.

The walk took us back along the road to the car at Balevullin.
Time to head for some lunch at the Cobble Cow.

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