Photographer's Note

If you head northwards from Traigh Ghearadha up the east coast of Lewis you will reach Rubha Robhanais, the most northerly point of the island, in about 15 miles but the road planned in the late 19th century was never completed so we have to first head south to Stornoway. From here we must cross the island to the west coast and then head north-east. After a journey of more than 40 miles we come to Rubha Robhanais, also known as The Butt of Lewis, with nothing beyond but the Atlantic Ocean.
This is a wild and wonderful place where you can sit and watch the Atlantic waves ending their days on the rocks having travelled all the way from Canada or Greenland. On the more sheltered east coast you can watch seals bobbing in the inlets and coves whilst Fulmars and many other seabirds nest on the cliffs and circle overhead. The lighthouse is now unmanned so this place is completely isolated apart from the occasional tourist but this only adds to its grandeur - the natural world at its finest.


This a part of a series exploring The Outer Hebrides off the North West coast of Scotland. Some photographs of lesser quality may be included for sake of the travelogue - forgive me! Prints are available of selected photographs from my website. Please see my profile for details.

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