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The Far Horizon...

By Scottishlandscapes  
...many people from the Uist Islands emigrated to the Colonies just over a century ago, the Scots are all over New Zealand, Australia, Canada and almost every country and corner of the globe.
This wide desolate beach was just the start of an adventure for many seeking a new life back then.

Tags: Scotland Western isles North uist Landscape and travel

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saltireblue Plus
12 13.0k 82 Norway
21 Jan 2013 10:18AM
You have us looking into the distant future, Dougie, and the unknown that lies over the horizon.

mrswoolybill Plus
15 3.2k 2527 United Kingdom
21 Jan 2013 10:20AM
Archaeologists of a future era may find those tracks fossilised in the rock, and come to some very strange conclusions about our feet...
Intriguing image, full of emptiness.
21 Jan 2013 10:23AM
Well I didn't expect a user award on this image, many thanks Nathan, always appreciated.

Richsr 15 91 223 England
21 Jan 2013 10:28AM
Certainly show the wide open spaces of this location well here Dougie, good use of the tracks
Regards Richard
woolybill1 Plus
15 38 79 United Kingdom
21 Jan 2013 10:47AM
The image is a perfect representation of the title. Onward into the unknown.
RonnieAG Plus
12 154 119 Scotland
21 Jan 2013 10:56AM
The emptiness of the scene just seems to echo your intro up top, Dougie: a wide stretch of sand with nobody there and tracks leading to goodness knows where.
Fefe Plus
10 73 41 United Kingdom
21 Jan 2013 11:28AM
To infinity and beyond................................................
Great image!
barbarahirst 14 27 12 United Kingdom
21 Jan 2013 11:42AM

Quote:The emptiness of the scene just seems to echo your intro up top, Dougie: a wide stretch of sand with nobody there and tracks leading to goodness knows where.

Ronnie has said it so well
Daisymaye Plus
13 23 23 Canada
21 Jan 2013 12:24PM
There is something about the Far Horizon, it just seems there has to be something wonderful when you get there. Some people just have to go and see for themselves. A lovely image, so fitting for the title Dougie.........Sandy
danbrann 17 640 17
21 Jan 2013 12:33PM
That beach is as empty as a Scotsman's wallet.
PattiW 16 24 2 United States
21 Jan 2013 1:02PM
Love the "open" feel of this one and that fantastic sky! Patti Smile
AnnJ 10 5 United Kingdom
21 Jan 2013 1:05PM
Wonderful sky and feeling of expanse in this lovely image. Ann.
21 Jan 2013 1:45PM
Or a Nothumbrian's brain Danny, You're just a Scotsman with your brain bashed oot, That'll teach you to look in a Scotsman's sporran.

I keep my moth collection there BTW>
pluckyfilly 15 351 33 United Kingdom
21 Jan 2013 3:25PM
Good lead in toa great atmospheric sky
Rende 15 38 4 Netherlands
21 Jan 2013 5:24PM
Wonderful sense of space with subtle means. I love the sky and the tracks that lead the eye. A beauty Dougie!
rontear Plus
19 23 9 England
21 Jan 2013 5:24PM
Seems to be inhabited by 4x4 's DougieWink
21 Jan 2013 6:40PM
Wider than that Ron tractor at the least.
21 Jan 2013 6:41PM
Many Thanks Rende, I liked the simplicity and it sparked me memory for the people who left.
Lillian Plus
13 23 17 United Kingdom
21 Jan 2013 7:49PM
The image goes so perfectly Dougie with your write up
and the tyre tracks in the sand...perfect!
jaktis 18 84 Sweden
21 Jan 2013 8:32PM
A great lead in and away

21 Jan 2013 11:31PM
It says so much about the Western Isles, Dougie, vast open spaces and beaches with hardly anybody to visit them, except you that day!! You have captured their essence.
brownsilent 15 7 2 United Kingdom
23 Jan 2013 10:21PM
The patern in the sand is wonderful, the track (very delicate) leads the eye to just there... the horizon.
Here's a song, the perfect match to this image:

Hope you enjoyed my friends,

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