Wednesday, 14 July 2010

The Windiest Place In The UK

Contininuing our journeys to the furthest points on the map and the ends of roads... we took ourselves to The Butt of Lewis lighthouse at the north end of the island. Apparently it has appeared in the Guiness Book of Records for being the windiest place in the UK. To the west there is nothing between it and north America, while the next stop in a northwards direction is the Arctic. So you would expect something wild and windy, with crashing waves. We had a freakishly warm day with clear blue skies and a calm, lapping sea, perfect conditons for this couple to perch on a cliff face and have a picnic.

If you need supplies, this might be the place.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Greetings from Tulln (nr Vienna)! We enjoy your blog & its great to see your pics of Hebridies & Skye. We were on Skye last June ( the "new" caravan & camping club site)& it was glorious they say, when the sun is shining, there is nowhere better in
this world & when it it wet & windy, there is nowhere worse ! We were in Onich (Caravan club site Bunree)early April & there was an Airstream 684 there, all set up & looking terrific. It moved on before we had a chance to talk to the owners tho. Keep up the blog ...its great.
Alistair & Margaret.