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30 August 2022

Although I spent two nights on South Uist, this was the only beach on the island I actually visited on this trip, and that’s only because it was right on the doorstep of my hotel at Polochar. I arrived late in the evening after flying in to Benbecula and visiting three beaches in North Uist. It was the most spectacular late summer sunset, one of the best I’ve ever seen, and it was magical to stand on the beach to watch the sun go down over the Sound of Barra. Just outside the hotel and overlooking the beach is the famous Poll a Charra standing stone, which dates to around 2000 BC. ¬†What a place to end the day. I intend to be back on another occasion to walk all the remaining beaches on the west coast of South Uist.