Monday, May 13, 2013

The Shiants

We now head across the Minch to the Shiants (the holy or sacred isles). Both these photos were taken from atop Eilean Tige looking north to Garbh Eilean. The first photo also shows the garden isle of the Shiants, Eilean Mhuire, off to the right. If you want to learn more about these islands there is no better book than Adam Nicolson's Sea Room. And in Hereward Proops The Sound of Shiant you'll encounter Na Fir Gorm, the Blue Men of the Minch, who live here in a subterranean cavern only reachable underwater. It's a great read.

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