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Lots More Hills

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The morning was grey and misty, with a SW wind against us as we made
down to Lochboisdale. It dried up after our arrival, so we walked the
six mile round trip to the Daliburgh Co-op for provisions. At tea-time
the mist cleared off the hills, and the Skipper set off for an evening
ascent of Beinn Ruigh Choinnich and Triuirebheinn above the anchorage.
The next day we anchored in Acarseid Mor, Eriskay and cycled over the
causeway back to South Uist to climb Roneval and Eashaval. We enjoyed a
pint in the Politician before returning aboard. The following day gave
us perfect weather for the day’s expeditions to Muldoanich and Pabbay
for their hills (photo of anchorage at Pabbay). We passed close by a
minke whale off Gighay and saw a dolphin, but sadly no basking sharks.
We are now in Castlebay, Barra fully restocked and ready to cross the
Sea of the Hebrides to the Small Isles, but our departure may be delayed
by the current forecast of strong easterly winds.

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