Saturday, 27 May 2006

Iolaire Disaster - 2

<![CDATA[ Last Thursday, I was invited on a brief trip by boat around Stornoway's Outer Harbour. It was a beautiful evening, cool but brilliant. It took me around Glumaig Harbour, which is being dredged for hawsers, nets and other pieces of discarded gear. After a circle of Arnish Point (with Arnish Lighthouse looking out over proceedings), we crossed over to Holm Point and the beacon on the Beasts of Holm. This is the point where HMY Iolaire foundered on New Year's morning 1919. A twenty minute sail returned us safely to Goat Island.

The hills around Glumag Harbour
Arnish Lighthouse from Glumag Harbour
Arnish Point; Charlie s Monument in the background
The beacon on the Beasts of Holm
The Iolaire Monument from the sea


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