Thursday, September 22, 2016

Atop South Lee

At 922 feet, South Lee is the second highest mountain on North Uist. The highest, at 1138 feet, is Eaval, which lies three miles to the south. Both Eaval and South Lee are hard nuts to crack, as getting to them requires many long miles of bog-hopping. But they are worth the long march in. 

Here are some photos I took from the top of South Lee a year ago. When seen from above, the countless lochs that dot the interior are an amazing sight. And every time I see them they remind me of that fantastic scene in 2001: A Space Oddessy. The scene where Dave Bowman enters the star gate and is flung though the universe; traversing strange planetary terrains, multi-colored terrains; psychedelically altered images of the lochs of Uist.

Lochmaddy seen from South Lee
Lochmaddy (left) and North Lee (right)
Causewayed island forts in Loch Hunder
Looking west across Loch Hunder
Looking to Eaval from South Lee
The mouth of Loch Eport seen from the eastern slopes of South Lee
Looking south to Loch Eport and Eaval

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