Handa Island is located in the north-western part of Scotland. There is a huge sanctuary of seabirds. However, you only get there with a motor boat from Tarbet.

 

 

It is a pleasant drive from Scourie...

 ...to the port of Tarbet... 

 ...where we buy a ticket for the boat passage to the island.

The passage takes only a few minutes.

 

A quick visit to the bird bunk where a donation should be left...

 

...and over a plank roadway we reach the bird sanctuary where we once more hope for puffins.

On our way we are watched with suspicion.

 

We feel a little queasy - there are no safety fences anywhere.

 

Puffins, skuas, kittiwakes, fulmars, and oystercatchers are the residents here.

 

 

 

Lazyness and sunbathing is the order of the day...

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and the Puffins? Unaccessible again.

Even the telephoto does not help much - not ours at least.

Beside some rabbits, lizards, and midgets nothing but birds can be seen.

Passing swarms of midgets, we return to the boat taking us back to Tarbet.

 

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