Wednesday 7th June 2000
Eigg June 2000
Today I'd planned to go on a boat trip to Muck, so this was taken on my way down to the harbour.
The field between the Glebe and the harbour was full of bluebells.
Across the bay where the harbour is.
Lovely blue looking sea - but don't be deceived into thinking it's actually warm!
The Shearwater - the same boat that had brought me to Eigg, which was also to take me over to Muck.
Front on view of the boat.
Somebody on the island had bought a washing machine, so here's some of the islanders using the old mechanical crane to lift it off.
On the boat now, sailing past some of the cliffs of Eigg.
One of Eigg's peninsula with Rum in the background.
Muck away in the distance. It was quite choppy on the boat once we'd got out into open sea!
Rum in the distance.
On Muck now, and one of the first sights was a collection of very unusual sheep! Note the one with three horns.
Across the bay on Muck.
Muck seems to have a very different character to Eigg. A bit more eccentric perhaps, and a lot more laid back.
Eigg as seen from Muck.
Rum as seen from Muck.
A little collection of houses on the other side of Muck from where the boat landed.
There was a huge colony of seals here - perhaps the greatest number I've ever seen. They're kind of hard to see in this picture - but all those little black blobs in the sea are seal's heads, and on the left hand side the rocks are covered with seals.
A couple more seals bobbing about in the sea.
Another attempt to get some seal pictures.
Seabirds flying overhead.
Last view of the seals before heading back towards the boat.
Some very large sheep!
Before getting the boat back, I went to Muck's tearoom and thoroughly enjoyed a bowl of leek and potato soup with a bottle of heather beer. Strongly recommended!
As the tide was out, the boat couldn't come all the way into the harbour, so we were going to have to go out to it in rowing boats.
That boat looks a bit full!
On the shearwater now, on the way back to Eigg.
You can't really see him, but my Dad is standing on the cliffs here to welcome us back in. Look right in the middle of the picture, just to the right hand side of the white building.
Walking through the woods on the way back to the Glebe.