Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Down from the Top - Eriskay 5

From Beinn Stac we'll descend north to visit Coilleag a' Phrionnsa, the Prince's Strand. On the way down we pass above the terminal for the ferry that plies the waters between Eriskay and Barra.

Ferry Terminal - Eriskay
The Prince's Strand (next photo) lies north of the terminal. The cairn is a memorial to Prince Charlie's first Scottish landfall (islandfall?) on July 23,1745. As you may have noticed, the misty and grey weather in this photo is in stark contrast to the blue skies and sun of the previous ones. This photo is from 2005, the one above was from 2012, one of the driest island-summers in years. That made for easy hiking in places where I was expecting to face soggy bogs.

Coilleag a' Phrionnsa
Memorial to the Prince's landing

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