While I was on Iona, I was persuaded to take the 50 minute boat trip to the island of Staffa and was really pleased that I did. I knew about Fingal’s Cave but hadn’t realised that Staffa was at the “other end” of the Giant’s Causeway in Antrim – with its amazing basalt columns formed from molten lava. I made a recording on my mobile phone of some of our group singing inside the cave (and, of course, am currently looking for a record company!). We’d just missed the puffins, but we did have six or so bottlenosed-nosed dolphins accompany our boat out of Iona which was absolutely amazing (unfortunately, the only photograph I managed to take makes it look as if we were being attacked by “Jaws”!)(perhaps I should contact “The Sun” newspaper?).
3 weeks ago