..more from Kintyre
The Mull of Kintyre on the right, Ireland straight ahead. It's about 11 miles away I think.
Mull of Kintyre.
Maol Ceann Tíre. Maol means bald or a bald thing, in this case treeless, Ceann is head and Tíre is "of land", so it means the bald end of the headland.
Iona, just off the Isle of Mull, at Fionnaphort.
This of course is not the original church. The monastery of Iona was founded by St.Columcille or Columbanus (he had two names). Colm is "dove" in Irish and Cille means of the church or churchyard. Colmcille was a name he was given because of his peaceful disposition I suppose. The Book of Kells was written here it was thought and another man, Saint Aidan, was brought from here to Lindisfarne to set up its monastery, because he was good as monky business, if you'll forgive the worst pun of the say, so far.
Iona is stunning for the view of the surrounds it affords. I can't think of a finer place for views. (been there twice). I've yet to go to see Staffa, however.
Sound of Iona, looking North..
Cottage on Mull. I've exhibited this on this website before and I think Hilary knew someone who lived here.
I love the photo. It speaks of remoteness.
Shoreside road of Loch Na Keal (Loch na Caol, the lake of the narrows). This sea inlet is my favourite place that I've ever been and I don't know why. I think it's its feel of remoteness that I love.
Glaswegian birder I met at Loch na Keal. I'm very extrovert and love talking to strangers. I wouldn't do in the home counties!