For this week’s Friday Fickr I’m continuing my tour north through the Outer Hebrides, a chain of islands off Scotland’s west coast.
Arriving in Benbecula over the causeway from South Uist, I travelled up through North Uist crossing further causeways until I reached the small island of Berneray.
I found more gorgeous white beaches with no-one on them, a tropical Thai beach, lots more ancient remains, a modern sculpture trail, some beautiful cottages and … ‘hold on a minute,’ I can hear you thinking, ‘let’s backtrack here, did you just say a tropical Thai beach??’
Yes I did. And no, before you ask, I didn’t make that up. Back in 2009 the Thai tourist authority used a photo of one of Berneray’s beautiful beaches as a stand-in for Thailand’s Kai Bae beach.
Well, they do say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.
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I wonder which would would win in a face-off or a game of island beach Top Trumps? I think I’d pick the Outer Hebrides any day.
Which would you go for? Share your thoughts in the comments below.