Friday, October 11, 2013

Cave View - 5

This cave view is from Uamh nan Calman, Pigeons' Cave. It is on the south east coat of Iona, a half kilometer north of the marble quarry. It opens out onto a small stone beach occupied by doves and shags. The second photo shows the entrance on the landward side. The cave was visited often by Henry Graham who wrote The Antiquities of Iona (1850). It's a book I'd love to own, but copies go for upwards of $250.

Next time we'll jump over to nearby Lunga to find a cave referred to in LR Higgins' A Tangle of Islands (one of the best island books) as "dark, mysterious, little known and unsuspected".

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