08 October 2006


without delay, we were off south and then westward, crossing the ross of mull, to a place called fionnphort, where small ferries carry passengers to iona, and even smaller boats carry the intrepid to staffa, an island formed by the heating and cooling of volcanic ash, such that perfectly constructed hexagonal columns formed. the sea continues to hollow out caves in them, most notable of which is fingal’s cave, which inspired mendelssohn’s hebrides overture, also known as fingal’s cave.


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