Albatrossity in Scotland
We spent a couple of days poking around on Uist, both at the Balranald reserve and wider afield. Per usual, we had some sunny intervals, but generally the weather was either overcast or actively raining. The locals seem to ignore that kind of weather, so we adjusted accordingly. We did see the bird that Balranald is most noted for, the rare and endangered Corncrake, but it was a brief sighting as the bird scooted across the trail in a brief downpour. So no pics of that one!
One of the sites that Elizabeth wanted to see was a 5000 year-old tomb known as Barpa Langass. One of the amazing things about stone structures in this part of the world is both how ancient they are, and how much access you have to clamber around them and even crawl around inside. My 6’4″ frame was not going to be happy inside this one, but Elizabeth was eager to explore it. So here is a picture of the tomb and entrance, and a picture of how to exit from an ancient chambered tomb, using Elizabeth as a model.