Day 1 , West and east Harris

Our first day took us right down to Rodel , South Harris from where we travelled east along the Golden road and back to Horgabost on the west coast for the night. I was looking forward to taking roads we had not yet travelled and i was not disappointed . In contrast to the vast sands and open spaces on the west coast the eastside gave us  low lying rocky outcrops ,tidal inlets and bays , sheltered by the minch and with an outlookout across the water to the Isle of Skye , the landscape offered something new around every turn but it was the shape of the rocks on the west side coast when we ruturned to Horgabost that caught my full attention , here i got to try out my new sketchbooks for the first time and was delighted later on that evening to discover  some orangey/yellow pigment in the bare ground at the roadside just alongside our stop for the night ,  collected labelled and ready to be made into paint , you will see it featured in one of my Harris inspired paintings later in the project.