Friday, 25 April 2014

Monument












Mull of Oa, near Port Ellen Isle of Islay a pleasant walk with spectacular sea cliffs. Then on up to the monument which was built with stone quarried from the cliffs, erected for the men lost on the Tuscana and the Otranto both ships that went down in the great war WW1. There is also a plaque gifted by American President Woodrow Wilson!! Then on the walk back we disturbed some wild goat's who showed off their skills on the cliffs with the sea boiling below.... ;)

6 comments:

  1. Beautiful place and the goats are most impressive. Looks like the fishing boats are built in the same style as the ones I have seen in Newfoundland. Come to think of it the geography looks just the same as well.

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  2. Yes it is that, Newfoundland is a few thousand miles over the ocean, I'm sure a few Islay folk ended up there, to start new lives far away from home!!! ;)

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  3. Wonderful that you had this opportunity.
    Beautiful pictures. Are the goats hunted at all there?

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  4. No George they leave them to scrape a living along the coast!!

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  5. these are spectacular views. i wonder if there is a problem with visitors defacing or removing items from some of the sites. there are some i am sorry to say who do that over here. dome have no respect for history or nature.

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