Thursday, 9 July 2009

My New Favourite Airport

We were driving around Barra, the southernmost inhabited island of the Outer Hebrides archipelago, when we spotted this sign:

Barra Airport

How great is that?! It's certainly the only beach-based airstrip in the UK.

We stopped, took a few photos of the sign, and were ready to move on - until my husband spotted that, indeed, the windsock was flying. The airport was 'active'. Hopefully, we scanned the skies for any sight of a plane.

We were about to give up and move on when the afternoon flight arrived:

Barra Airport

Barra Airport

Talk about lucky. We'd just happened to be driving past at the right time to see the coolest-ever runway in use. Now I really, really want to land there (despite loving the ferries, which are a far more practical way to travel around the Hebrides).


Chef E said...

Oh Rachel how cool is that! I love stumbling upon things like this!

A Scattering said...

No freakin' way! What fun.

Kasia said...

I sooo want to go there and have been thinking of going there ever since I moved to Scotland. I only managed two of the Inner Hebrides so far - but hey, I'm not leaving Scotland, so who knows, who knows...

Jeanne said...

Um, not to be a buzzkill, but what if you overshoot the airport?

jenny2write said...

Bet it's far less stressful than Heathrow!

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