Hallan-on-Sea

Hallan is near the west coast of the Outer Hebridean island of South Uist. Hallan on Sea was just my name for a stretch of silver sand near Hallan. I wrote this back in 2010 after we visited.

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I could have called it the place where the sun shone but the sky was black. Much of the East Coast of South Uist looked like this – silver sands with some seaweed and the machair behind.

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And there was the wild Atlantic – still calm as a millpond.

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It looked as though heavy rain was falling towards the Island of Barra.

 

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Swirls seem to be the in logo of the 21st century. Here’s one, ready-made for South Uist.

Or should we add a squidge to the swirl with a jellyfish?

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We were not alone on the beach. I guess this chap, quadding gently along, was a local.

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image024 We returned taking a different route finding plenty of flowers.

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But it wasn’t only flowers. Scrap-metal merchants don’t exist around here so scrap gets dumped.

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There’s not a lot of life left in that vehicle.

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That one doesn’t look so bad though. Just as well. It was our car at the time.

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We were in a remote spot – there had to be a graveyard.

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More junk! That old grass cutter won’t do any more work. When a local farmer needs to cut his mixed cereals he’ll need something else to do the job.

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One Response to “Hallan-on-Sea”

  1. mukul chand Says:

    Great Post

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