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Taransay – Corran Raa

By Ros @scotlandphohos

On the East side of Taransay there’s a sand spit called Corran Raa. It’s an an ever-changing area. It all but disappears at high tide, and at low tide stretches close to the beach at Luskentyre on Harris.

Photo - the sand spit at Corran Raa on Taransay, Outer Hebrides, Scotland


Photo - Corran Raa sand spit on Taransay, Outer Hebrides, Scotland


At this time of year, the sun rises just behind the hills on Harris, creating some beautiful lighting effects early in the day.

Photo - dawn over Corran Raa, Taransay, Outer Hebrides, Scotland


There are plenty of terns nesting on and around the dunes at the back of the spit.

Photo - dunes on Corran Raa, Taransay, Outer Hebrides


They can get very territorial if you invade their space, repeatedly diving towards your head, screeching as they go.

Photo - tern diving out of the sun, protecting its territory


And in the right weather conditions everything turns a glorious silvery blue:

Photo - Silvery light on Corran Raa, Taransay, Scotland


Photo - silvery ight on Corran Raa, Outer Hebrides, Scotland


Photo - reflections at the tip of Corran Raa, the  sand spit on Taransay, Outer Hebrides, Scotland


Coming up soon – photos of Harris

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