Friday, August 10, 2007


After leaving Little Colonsay our first landfall was on the island of Staffa. It is composed of vertical basalt columns and the Vikings named it Stave island. There are few places to land and tourist boats can only do so in fair weather. It is the location of the famous Fingal's Cave.

The island is the eroded remains of a huge lava flow that spilt out from Ben More on Mull.