Isles and miles

“The larger the island of knowledge, the longer the shoreline of wonder.” — Ralph W. Sockman

On this particular day, as we dropped down to the coastline, we spotted the ‘Small Isles’ of Rùm, Eigg and Muck, part of the Inner Hebrides of Scotland.

Muck, the smallest of the four main islands of this archipelago off the west coast of Scotland, draws its name from the Gaelic muc, a short form of muc-mhara, meaning whale.

With their more jagged terrain, Rum and Eigg may be distinguished from the flatter island of Muck. Rùm is a national nature reserve, especially noted for its presence of golden eagles and summer breeding colony of Manx shearwaters.  

Freshwater bodies are known as lochs. Loch Ness is most voluminous, with water in Loch Ness nearly double that of all the lakes in England and Wales combined.

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Isles and miles and miles of coastline  Photos by Mary O’Connor © 2018

 


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