|The Isle of Eigg|
Thankfully, we arrived at Rum without Jim being sick - but he did say that he actually felt the most likely to be sick when we were approaching Rum in calmer waters. Weird eh?
|One of Many Great Views|
Rum is also home to Kinloch castle - a stately holiday home built in 1901. It was the first home in Scotland to have electricity. The flash, rich, pompous gits.
The boat back to the mainland left at 3:45pm, so we had three hours to spare. After a brief visit to the island store (a very brief visit, as it was no bigger than your average garden shed), we decided to walk along the nature trail. As it turned out we didn't see much in the way of nature - but that didn't matter to me. The beautiful scenery, combined with the perfection that was the utter and complete silence was all I needed. I would love to live somewhere completely isolated - and Rum ticked all the boxes for me. There was no sound of traffic, no raised voices, no screaming children, no doors being slammed - nothing like that. All I could hear was the birds in the trees and the gurgle of the river as it flowed past. Let me say now for the record that I could quite happily spend the rest of my life living on Rum.
|The Eagle - Too much??|
Finally, apologies for the lateness of this blog. I was unable to upload it due to the Blogger website undergoing maintenance.