the lighthouse as the last rays of the sun reflected on...
a moving account of the tragedy by local man David Collin who found the body with his father.
I was woken in the middle of the night. The flood tide in the Sound was running against the north wind and it sounded as if the waves of the tide race were lapping the tent. Although we had carried them well up the beach, I was worried about the boats so I got up and used my tow line to tie them together and secure them to a rock. Suddenly a dreadful noise, like a pair of cats being strangled, reverberated round the island. The hairs on the back of my neck stood up but it was no ghost, just a pair of squabbling herons.
Read more about the sunset at Little Ross Island on Ian's blog here.