The wind was blowing force 6-7 from the North and so we took a day off from Kayaking. Both Annie and I wanted to visit Iona for it’s beauty and history of early Christendom…

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The Abbey has been slowly renovated throughout the last 100 years. The celtic cross is 1200 years old and has stood on the same site for the last 1000 years.

Spiritual, but not overly religious, the sense of peace that being on the island brings could easily be felt; with the pace of life’s rat-race another world away.

On Iona it’s easy to walk “coast to coast” in under an hour, and so we walked across to the bay of Camus Cùil an t-Saimh for lunch and a picnic.


This is a small part of the world that I sure want to return again in the future…


About Andy Harpur

Interests : The Scottish Highlands, The Pennine Alps, The Milky Way, Abbot Ale, Mountaineering, Climbing, Mountain Biking, Canoeing, Sea Kayaking, Astronomy, Guitar, Penny Whistle. I live and breath for the outdoor lifestyle. New places, new faces, new adventures....
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