A Hebridean Island
Eigg with Rum behind seen from Loch Moidart
The most famous feature of Eigg has to be the Sgurr which dominates the island and overlooks the harbour
However the views from the top of the Sgurr make the hour and a half walk up well worth while. Rum in the left image, Muck in the right.
Eigg doesn't have an all weather anchorage suitable for larger yachts and so we are only able to visit there on occasion. There is a ferry service as part of the system that serves all the Small Isles and lands at the new ferry terminal.
One of the interesting things to do on Eigg is to visit the caves on the south shore. There are two really interesting ones - Cathedral cave seen here, and the Massacre cave.
The Massacre cave was the scene of great tragedy and hence the name. It is much smaller than Cathedral cave and entered by a narrow and very low 20ft passage which requires a bit of crawling. Inside it is a large and totally dark place, not for the faint hearted as the spirits of the dead seem to be absorbed by the bleak and moist walls.
However there are plenty of lovely places on the island including woods which are not so common in these parts.
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