Friday 1 January 2010

T's favourite island moments of 2009

1. Jura
We failed to climb a Pap and we failed to complete Evans walk, but we couldn't fail to fall in love with this incredible island. We saw our first adder, our first butterwort, and our second otter.

2. Muck
Free of light pollution, the sky was so dark and the stars so bright that they looked like diamonds. The bunkhouse was heated by a Rayburn stove, and we ate our own body weight in ginger biscuits.

3. Tiree
We walked to the supermarket across a bay so vast and empty that it felt as though we might fall into the sky. We stayed on a farm where we experienced new life emerging, right on our doorstep.

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