I had planned the trip so I would hop around the islands with ferries, not bridges; on the way to catch the ferry at Uig, I was able to stop at Portree and catch this amazing cloud layer over the Sound of Raasay.
By the time I’d gotten settled at the Harris Hotel in Tarbert after arriving on the Isle of Harris, there wasn’t much more then an hour of daylight left. As my plane for the next day was to head south and find some fabulous beaches, I had looked at the map for somewhere to go north out of Tarbert and the road to Huisinis looked interesting. I checked with the hotel staff and they recommended it, just warning me to watch out for all the stags along the way. – fortunately they were all having a meeting when I passed, and took this phone photo from the car.
In terms of finished roads, in the UK, I would have to say the drive out was one of the hairiest I have made.; single-track all the way, unfenced, not only stags but also sheep and cattle, driving into the setting sun, and seriously peaked blind summits and tight bends, not knowing anything about whether there might be cars coming the other way.
The drive back was completely different, as now I “knew” there was no other traffic on the road, I could stop anywhere (not at a blind spot, but no need to look for passing places), get out the car, set up the tripod and work on a photograph, as needed. And the stags clearly aren’t bothered by any of it.