Away from the ship on walks across moorland tracks, there was nothing to break the silence but natural sounds, bird life, the sough of the wind through the grasses and always the chuckle of waves on the shores
Read the blog from our Western Isles Explorer cruise in German, including some fantastic photos
“Going south” and round a cluster of remote islands to see ruins ancient and modern, beautifully-posed eagles, singing seals, distilleries and a famous whirlpool.
Another 3 basking sharks, a few minke whales, several pods of dolphins playing around the boat, it was hard to find the time to eat the lemon drizzle cake!
DID YOU KNOW?
Monachs. The main islands of Ceann Ear, Ceann Iar and Shivenish are all linked at low tide. At one time it was possible to walk all the way to Baleshare, and on to North Uist, five miles away at low tide.