The time that I pack my bags and go on an unknown, unseen adventure. Nothing too unknown – this world is far and well explored but for my eyes – I have lot more to see to come to that level of calling myself “Well Travelled”
To the unknown, lets call it north – 58 North. Not too far from 51 Degrees of GMT. As always, not the destination but the journey shall spring the life in me.
Fairly forward ready for endless rains and cold weather ahead – I will be somewhere along the north coast of Scotland – along the cliffs, cycling through the rain, if that is what it will be.
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As the famous phrase says : “Once in a Blue Moon” – so what is this Blue Moon. Blue Moon is a phenomenon as explained by science –
Full moons occur every 29.5 days on average, when the moon is directly opposite the sun from the perspective of Earth. This causes its whole disk to be fully illuminated as a large, bright circle. Usually, when the moon is full, it passes either above or below Earth’s shadow, but sometimes, when it is perfectly aligned, it travels right through the shadow, causing a lunar eclipse, when its disk is dark.
Blue Moons don’t happen too often, which is why the phrase “once in a Blue Moon,” has sprung up to mean only very rarely. After Tuesday’s event, the next Blue Moon isn’t set to occur until 2015.
Eriskay (Scottish Gaelic: Èirisgeigh, pronounced [ˈeɾʲiʃkʲej]), from the Old Norse for “Eric’s Isle”, is an island and community council area of the Outer Hebrides in northern Scotland. It lies between South Uist and Barra and is connected to South Uist by a causeway which was opened in 2001. In the same year Eriskay became the ferry terminal for travelling between South Uist and Barra. The Caledonian MacBrayne vehicular ferry travels between Ceann a’ Ghàraidh in Eriskay and Ardmore in Barra. The crossing takes around 40 minutes.
Enjoy some views of this beautiful place here :
Some more views from the Eriskay Ferry Terminal
& Finally the views from the Metal cage Pier placed on the embankments
Going Beyond – on next step I take you into the Barra Island, last one of the Hebrides and quite exotic one. :)
Watch out this space for more.