Hearing him describe his first week on the island; the jolliness (and drunkenness) of the islanders, the indescribable beauty of watching the last rays of sunlight flare up from behind the distant mountains of Rum, suddenly had me reminiscing about my short but rewarding stint on this tiny Hebridean island last summer - working for the Eigg Heritage Trust.
It is an island of contrast - from the steep cliffs and dramatic An Sgurr rock formation in the east, to the barren moorland in the west, and sheltered sandy beaches in the north.
I spent much of each day providing an extra pair of hands for various island projects and events; sheep shearing, croft building, fruit-picking, community fêtes and cèilidhs, but every spare moment was spent exploring the island. As you can tell by the repetitiveness of the photos, I became particularly captivated by the view looking out to Rum:
Did you photoshop the clouds off Rum in some of those? Two winters on Canna I don't ever remember seeing Rum not blanketed in low cloud!
Ha! A completely cloudless Rum didn't happen often, but when it did I made sure I was ready with a camera.
Hope all is/was well on the Chathams mate!
These are some of the most spectacular pictures that I have ever seen...
Yep, all going really good out here thanks Bill - CI Taiko having their best year ever & even found some new moths for the world!
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