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1 September 2022

The popular camping spot of Clachan Sands lies just south of the causeway between North Uist and Berneray. It’s actually two expansive beaches, Tràigh Lingeigh and Tràigh Hornais, separated by a headland used for campers and motorhomes. I parked up near the main road at Hornais cemetery and walked past an old burial ground to the central point between the two beaches. I chose to go left and climb down onto Traigh Hornais for my last beach walk of the trip. This was a nice quiet spot to reflect on the many beaches of Vatersay, Barra, Eriskay, North Uist and Berneray I had the pleasure to visit during three sunny, dry and midge-free days. I walked back along the machair to the car and off into Lochmaddy to find some lunch before my flight from Benbecula. I’ll be back to the Western Islands to visit the beaches of Lewis, Harris, South Uist and Benbecula. But that’s for another day.