Saturday, 14 June 2014

3 Trig Points on Barra – 30 May

After the excitement of the airport we cycled north to Beinn Sgurabhal for the first of the three Trig Points on the island. From there we cycled down the east coast, stopping at the church of St Barr, to the col below Heabhal for the second Trig Point. From there the third, Beinn Tragabhal didn’t look too difficult so we carried on to the high point on the Vatersay road. If there are any paths at all on this hill they are well disguised because we failed to find anything that could be described even as a trod. Nevertheless this was a great way to finish off the afternoon before a swift shandy and fish & chips from the travelling chippie.

20140530-1-barra-668From Beinn Sgurabhal looking south east to Fuday

20140530-2-barra-669From Beinn Sgurabhal looking north east

20140530-3-barra-676St Barr’s Church

20140530-4-barra-677Graveyard at St Barr’s Church

20140530-5-barra-684Pauline climbing Heabhal with Castlebay beyond

20140530-6-barra-689Enjoying the view over Castlebay

20140530-7-barra-693Castlebay and the islands to the south

20140530-8-barra-694The statue on Heabhal

20140530-9-barra-700Towards Castlebay and Heabhal from Beinn Tangabhal

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