Friday, June 21, 2013
A Bastard of a headwind and a Bloody rock..
The Bastard Hill we spotted the Isle of Sanda.
Macharioch Bay and the monument to local landowner the 8th Duke of Argyll 1823 to 1900.
Rubha MacShannaich beyond which our destination lay. On the horizon we could see Fair Head in Northern Ireland, some 35km away on the other side of the North Channel.
Dunaverty Castle once stood. It was a Clan Donald stronghold for centuries but that came to a bloody end in 1647. Covenanter troops besieged the castle as the Clan Donald were Royalists. 300 men, women and children surrendered after the castle's water supply was cut off. They were promised quarter by the Covenanter army but when they walked out of the castle they were almost all killed.
Andrew Spratt shows how Dunaverty Castle once looked.