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14 May 2023

At the far end of Vaul Bay lies a rocky promontory which can easily be scaled to find Salum Bay, ever so slightly larger than its neighbour and equally impressive. Just above the bay, and perfectly sited, lies a wooden bench with a sign saying ‘Pausing Place’ in the style of the many ‘Passing Place’ roads signs scattered across Scotland’s single track roads. It’s a wonderfully uplifting spot and kudos to whoever came up with the idea. As you walk east across the bay the seaweed disappears and the sand is pure white for the rest of the arc, with impressive dunes at the rear populated by sheep and lambs which occasionally wander down to the beach.