On the road to the ferry at Barra to Eriskay.
Eriksay is famous for its wreck of the S.S.Politician in 1941 which hit a submerged rock and was breached in shallow water.The cargo was about 21,000 cases of malt whisky.Given the wartime rations and the slow response of the authorities this was like "manna from heaven" to the islanders.
Most of the cargo was salvaged and the customs and excise officials did eventually arrive, some people were arrested and convicted but without the help of the local police.The film Whisky Galore released in 1949 was based on Compton MacKenzies book who was living on Barra at the time ,Barra was used for most of the filming and Compton MacKenzie is buried in the churchyard I showed you yesterday. They have just released a new version of the film.
Originally these 2 churches were on an island and joined by a causeway. The other one is in a ruined state but I was looking for Lichen for one of my Scavenger photo hunt pics it was an ideal site. There have been 4 churches on this site.
The rock nearest the built up wall was covered in lichen and just had to take a picture.
We sat outside and although it was windy it was very pleasant and the orchard next to the picnic area was alive with the singing of birds .
4 more days to go. Hugs.