Fuiay

Fuiay, Outer Hebrides, Scotland.  Day 17 , 15th July.

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Fungus

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Peat diggings

Fuiay is a small island in the Outer Hebrides, off the northeastern coast of Barra.  It used to have six households but has been uninhabited since 1850.  Evidently people have come here in the recent past from nearby islands to dig peat.

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In the background behind the ship it must be Snagaras (the smaller island on the left) and Flodaigh.

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I think the island here must be Colla.  There would be many more islands visible if there were no fog.

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And now we are heading off into the fog for St Kilda.  There was a discussion about whether we should head there because the weather was uncertain and in unfavourable conditions there is no safe anchorage.  I cast my vote definitely in favour of trying to go there because the others on the ship were English and could come back easily enough whereas I was from the other side of the world and unlikely to come this way again.

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Note:  After posting this, I travelled to India and wrote up those posts before continuing on with my journey in Scotland.   The post following this one is Arrival at St Kilda.