My dad, my uncle and I booked with Sea Harris to go out to St Kilda on Friday 12 August. Although the mist didn't lift when we were there, the whole experience was incredible. The mist actually added to intrigue and mystique of the islands. These islands were inhabited for thousands of years until, in the 1930's, they had to be evacuated. It's incredible, trying to cast your mind back, to consider how these people lived and survived for so long.
We were picked up from Leverburgh, in the south of Harris, at 07.45 by Peter and John, the Sea Harris boys, and the trip out took around 2 hours 45 minutes. Both Peter and John were happy to answer all of our questions and were really knowledgeable about the islands. When we arrived, we were transported to the island on a small rib and picked up again at around 15.30, where the lads had a cup of tea and a bit of cake waiting on us. Then came the tour of the sea stacs, which was just incredible, where we were taken round the highest cliffs and stacs in the UK; populated by huge colonies of sea birds. It was amazing! The trip back in took around 2 and a half hours, during which John kept us all entertained - ask him about his antics on Lovers Rock! As we drew back in to Leverburgh, we were all offered a brandy which was a nice touch after a long day.
As mentioned in my title review, St Kilda is a must see. And when you decide to go, book with Sea Harris - you'll be in excellent hands!
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