|View from the platform at the Bird Sanctuary. In July the big stack there in the foreground is covered with sea-birds. In August, when we went, there were hardly any left - all the breeding had been done and they were off.|
Flint was another rare raw material found in abundance in the limestone cliffs on the island. Arrowheads, skin scrapers and axes have all been found on the island. Interestingly, more artefacts were found in the days when the land was ploughed by horse, when you actually watched the furrow being turned. Finds are not so common nowadays, since all ploughing is done by tractor.
Whatever the history, this place is pretty special. I'd love to be out here in the middle of winter, in a howling gale for a few days. That's love in the knowledge that I'd have McCuaig's Bar as a bolthole and then the ferry back home in a day or two.