Monday, May 27, 2013

Erraid Observatory

This is the observatory on Erraid. It was not made for observing stars, but was built on this spot, a hundred feet above the sea, as a sheltered post to monitor the Dubh Artach lighthouse on its rocky perch, fifteen miles to the south-west. Floating in the bay below is the Halmar Borge, and in the distance is the hill of Dun-I on Iona.

The Observatory - Iona in the distance
The view from the windows of the observatory

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