Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Scenes from North Rona

In 2011 I was fortunate to spend two consecutive summer days on North Rona. The grass was tall, the sun was shining, the sea was calm, and the skuas were dive bombing. I spent my time exploring the village and St Ronan's cell, enjoying the view from atop the lighthouse on Toa Rona, climbing over the ridge to see Tunnel Cave and the site of Fraser Darling's camp. Best of all was standing at the western tip of this fascinating isle, where the only land to be seen in the sea were the two humpy rocks of tiny Sulaisgeir.

Here are a few photos from two long Rona walkabouts.

Memorial stone to Malcom MacDonald and Murdo Mackay
Inside St Ronan's Cell
St Ronan's Church and Cell
Memorial stone and the church
Toa Rona and the lighthouse
The north end seen from the ridge
Tunnel Cave

Toa Rona seen from the north end
The lighthouse
North end panorama
Skua soaring over the village
Entrance to Ronan's Cell

Researcher's shack
A well stocked shack
Beehive dwelling in the village - Sula in the distance
Sula seen from Rona (zoom)

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