Boxing Day is traditionally the day the Builder and his brothers, aka Big Brother and Baby Brother, go trekking in some part of the island. This year, one of his sisters and some of our combined offspring joined them on a walk in Harris - actually only two of the offspring went - Katie and Daniel. Aye, ye're a hardy pair!
Those of you who've seen some of my older posts, will know that the terrain in Harris is very different from the landscape in Lewis.
The day was very misty, but the Builder and Katie said that had the day been sunny, the views would have been incredible.
With Harris, that's easy to believe.
They didn't have a lot of rain during their walk, but the previous week had seen a fair amount of precipitation. There were some amazing waterfalls, but our photographer took very few photos, it being such a hassle taking the camera out of inner pockets.
(I feel the same way when I go on my many, strenuous walks. That's why y'all seldom see photos from the aforementioned strenuous walks.)
The first part of the walk had a path, making the journey a whole lot easier. Here, the troops have rallied to have a cuppa - see them sheltering in front of that rockface.
Even with heavy mist, I think Harris is stunning.
More awesome than bonny. Stunning rather than pretty.
Does anyone else agree with me?
Here's Baby Brother helping Katie across the river. This was the point at which they pretty much gave up on keeping their feet dry.
(Laurie, do you recognize Katie's footwear?!)
Yep, great fun was had by all.