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Lewis and Harris logistics
Hello there! I am planning to travel to Lewis and Harris (via Skye or maybe Ullapool or both) in late March. I am trying to figure out where to stay, and I will be hiring a car. My question is about distances on the island. Is it possible to stay in one place and then do day trips around the two islands, or is the distance/time too great? I wonder if I should stay in the north for a few days and then in the south. I would love to have one home base, but don't know if this will work.
I am also wondering about hiring a car on the islands. Would it be worth taking a train/bus combination to Uig and traveling as a pedestrian on the ferry, then hiring a car when I arrive? I would really love to take the train from one of the main cities to Mallaig or Kyle of Lochalsh as I always drive and am so tired by the time I arrive. Then on the way back, if I come through Ullapool, is there public transport service from there back to Inverness?
Thanks for any and all advice for this trip!