Our plan for the last day had been to walk on the beach at Losgaintir but when we arrived at the car park it was more like Blackpool! So, after a quick photo of this sign in the car park, which rather made us smile, we decided to go elsewhere. Unfortunately, as we drove back along the road we encountered the most horrendous rainstorm. We could hardly see to drive and the sky was black above us but as we drove on we could see clear clue sky to the east. So we rejoined the A859 and headed for coffee and cake at Skoon -in glorious sunshine. We remained on the east side of Harris all day and enjoyed the beautiful, sunny weather. Eventually we ended up at Northton where we all had a lovely walk on the beaches and sat for a while just enjoying the views. With Starlings for company! It was warm and very bright. The sunshine on the sea made the surface of the water appear like crinkled silver foil in some areas and sparkling with diamonds in others. Reluctant to leave but we had dinner reservations for the Scalpay Bistro and did not want to be late for their amazing food.
As we drove towards Losgaintir we could see that the black clouds remained and once again we encountered torrential rain. The water was cascading off the hillsides and forming torrents of water pouring down the road. At one point the burn coming down the mountain was so full it was flowing straight across the road and was quite deep to drive through. Then we drove up the hill and out of the rain into sunshine again and the roads were dry!