Skywatch Friday: Cycling Project - secret beaches
Day 4 of the Cycling Project, and a glimpse of Gruinard Bay and its secret beaches. The main beach is on the right, and if you enlarge the photo you can see the the others. Pink sand, all sorts of shells, and at this time of year no people. The sky looks rather summery - in fact it had been hailing a few minutes before.
What my son didn't take a photo of was the pleasant island lying out to sea from the bay. Pleasant and for many years deadly - Gruinard Island was deliberately contaminated with anthrax spores during a World War 2 bioweapons experiment. Decontamination is now meant to be complete, after much spraying with formaldehyde and various test flocks of sheep being landed on the island.
Day 4: Poolewe to Ullapool, 50 miles.
Other skies, with and without hail, are at Skywatch Friday.