The end of roads …

Garry Bridge on the Isle of Lewis was completed in 1921.  It is 15 feet wide with a three feet pavement on each side.  It has a span of 100 feet and a height of fifty with nine arches, the main one having four smaller arches each side.  It is a substantial construction made with reinforced concrete; it goes nowhere.  In Sicily I understand there are whole motorways built to the same principle.

Garry Bridge ...The beach ... Traigh Mohr...

To the south of the peninsula that leads to Garry Bridge is Tiumpanhead and its Stevenson lighthouse, another road to nowhere. It became automatic in 1985 and its outbuildings sold off – they are now home to a kennels and cattery. From lighthouse to doghouse in a generation:

Tiumpanhead lighthouse ...

Tiumpanhead ...


  1. easyweimaraner · April 14, 2016

    now I understand why my daddy said NO!!!!!! as my momma found a cute house on isle of lewis… but nevertheless looks like a good place for a wild Weim :o)

    • northumbrianlight · April 14, 2016

      OK this time of year but I am sure winters are harsh – France is probably the sensible choice 🙂

  2. Rajiv · April 14, 2016

    Beautiful stuff!

  3. Cate Franklyn · April 14, 2016

    Sometimes the roads to nowhere can beautiful, as you have captured in these images.

  4. Gillean · April 16, 2016

    Wonderful beaches and the ‘road to nowhere’ —– what dreams are made of. The road is a great walk but not for the feint hearted and inexperienced when you get out onto the moors. Tiumpan Head can be an absolutely amazing place to see porpoise, dolphins and whales Just recently even a shark!

    • northumbrianlight · April 16, 2016

      I confess we did not walk far beyond the Bridge – just more reasons to come back (Scarista looked very inviting this morning but we were dashing for the ferry 😦 ). We walked a about three miles along the Hebridean Way from Tiumpan Head but did not spot anything beyond seagulls and cormorants. We have form when it comes to dolphins and whales – many weeks at sea without seeing a one.

  5. LaVagabonde · April 19, 2016

    Such depth to those photos, Robin. I can feel the cold breeze, smell the salty air, and hear the faint bleating of the grazing sheep.

    • northumbrianlight · April 19, 2016

      You got the cold breeze exactly right – straight from the Arctic 😦 The sun has been shining most of the time though, so we have no complaints. Wonderful islands but Harris was the best of the best – a superb place. More pictures will follow when we get home to a decent internet connection.

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