Creag n h-Iolaire (Eagle's Crag) on the NE coast of Rum just as...
sad pile of stones. It is all that remains of the ancient settlement of Tigh Bhralie. Tigh means house but I have no idea what Bhralie means. Sadly like its inhabitants, its name is lost in the mists of time.
entrance of Loch Scresort.
Kinloch Castle. We made our way round to the back where the hostel is entered through the old tradesmen's and servants' entrance. The hostel was not officially open to visitors but during a chance meeting with the warden, Rachel, the previous day she had told us there would be beds available as the hostel was open for contractors.
*PLB: personal locator beacon
island shop to restock on essential post exercise supplements. These come in handy aluminium containers with ring pulls and we were well pleased to find that even in such a remote situation, the shop was well stocked. I overheard that Alastair, one of the contractors lived in Eigg. I asked if he knew anywhere good to stay on Eigg.
He said "I know just the place, Lageorna. It is the best B&B in the whole of Eigg".
"Would we be able to get dinner there?"
"Oh yes, Sue the owner is a very good cook, I enjoy eating there myself."
"You sound like a regular visitor..."
"You could say that, Sue is my wife!"
Without further ado, Ian and I asked Alastair if he could let Sue know that we would like to stay the following evening.
We could have eaten in the catered Hostel dining room but we did have supplies with us so we retired to...
NB. Rachel and Abby from the hostel had told us that the Kinloch Castle hostel will close at the end of May 2013 and a new hostel will open in alternative accommodation on 8th June 2013. We felt so lucky to be two of the last guests in this unique place.