Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Oa speak no evil

As we paddled the west coast of the Mull of Oa under the steady rain, there was no sound apart from the steady hiss of raindrops drops hitting the water. We discovered the reason for the silence when we came to Shhhhh... Rock. It has a wonderful window or natural arch.

The rivers, fed by the rain, were cascading over the cliffs and...

... tumbling straight into the sea like this waterfall on, the Abhainn Alt Astail.

We now entered a small bay with a group of incredible caves clustered round its head. Until now the rock scenery of the west coast of Islay's Mull of Oa had been dominated by stacks, now it was the turn of caves.

A waterfall was pouring down through a crack in the roof of this cave.