Travelling the round trip from Lochmaddy to Berneray with Sheila the Craigard bus driver on her daily pick up gave me a brilliant introduction to the landscape of the island and a sense of the journey taken by each member of the group.
The bus trip with its backdrop of Gaelic radio proved to be a relaxing space for exchanging information and getting to know one another. As we chatted we passed through breath-taking landscapes, from the shimmering, sand blow of the fragile coast through rough heather moorland and rugged inlets.
Over the course of the next few days we discussed and made a variety of different maps based on our knowledge and experiences of North Uist. We located ourselves, mapped journeys, creating texture maps using macro photography, sound maps using field recording, tidal maps.