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Friday, 02/May/2008

Friday Colonsay, Jura and Islay Picture (56)

It's been a while since the last Friday Islay picture, so this one is a little bit special. It's not just one island on it, no, you get three for the price of one. Islay, Jura and Colonsay. As I'm enjoying a nice pint of 80/- Ale from the Colonsay Brewery while writing this entry I thought Colonsay should feature in some form and picked this picture:

Picture of a view from a small hill over an island, two other islands in the distance

This is actually on Colonsay, a view from Cnoc Eibriginn with the standing stone. Both Jura and Islay are visible on the horizon. The Strand below with the walkers on their way to it, as this was taken during the recent Islay walking week excursion to Colonsay.

From what I can remember from what James How told us the stone is a real standing stone, although it hasn't always been there. Apparently it used to stand somewhere else and was put on the top of the hill by an islander some time early last century (1930s?). If anyone knows or remembers more details please tell me and others in the comments!

With that plea I'll finish this entry, but not before wishing you a great weekend, whereever you are and whatever your plans are! Good night.

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