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Full moon reflected in the sea of North Uist and snow on the beach!

Updated: Mar 10, 2023

Our next blog was intended to be about finding your own secret beach in the Outer Hebrides but the stunning weather this week has compelled us to share pictures of the full moon setting over the sea with you.

It was a beautiful sight this morning when I got up at 5 am to get a glass of water. The full moon reflected over the bay and the sand dunes and foreground covered by snow. It is unusual to see significant snow in the Outer Hebrides as it tends to be a bit warmer here than mainland Scotland.

Visible only for a minute or so the moon disappeared behind the clouds. I could see from the sky that the moon might reappear so I grabbed the tripod, cable release, camera and my night photography lens and went out into the snow - hoping I would be in time for the moon to emerge between the clouds.

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The glow of the full moon from behind the clouds, Balranald Bay View self-catering cottage, North Uist, Outer Hebrides

The wind was gentle and I could hear the waves lapping gently at the shore in the bay. The tide was high and the sea a beautiful silvery blue colour. Geese flew in formation overhead and waders were gathering on the rocks. The sounds of the birds taking centre stage.

I was in luck. As the clouds moved the moon appeared and I was able to take some photographs before it was hidden again. Then the sun came up turning the clouds a gorgeous pinky orange colour. I have shared a few of the pictures with you here and hope you enjoy them.

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Full moon reflecting in the sea, Balranald Bay View self-catering cottage, North Uist, Outer Hebrides

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Sunrise over the snow covered sand dunes of Traigh nam Faoghailean. Taken from the garden of Balranald Bay View cottage, North Uist

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Sunrise from Balranald Bay View self-catering cottage, North Uist, Outer Hebrides


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