Monday, February 09, 2009
Empty beds on Scarp.
The steady thrum of MV Cuma's diesel did not miss a beat on the 105 km trip back from St Kilda to Loch Resort, Harris.
We made landfall at Scarp. Scarp was inhabited from time immemorial until its last inhabitants were evacuated in 1971.
The low sun showed off the abandoned lazy beds on the north coast Scarp. Generations of back breaking work (without machines) created these beds and fed the families of Scarp.
Leaving Scarp, Cuma slipped below bold mountains and into the fjord-like recesses of Loch Resort which cut deep into the hinterland of Harris.