An Island Odyssey: Among the Scottish Isles in the Wake of Martin Martin
Hamish Haswell-Smith follows on from his bestselling The Scottish Islands with this new work An Island Odyssey, and an odyssey it is - a year-long voyage through the Scottish islands presenting an island a week (if it's Monday it must be Oronsay) - 52 in all. Each is coupled with artist Haswell-Smith's full-page, watercolour illustration of the island as well as its history, legends, local characters, and landscape and is interspersed with personal and sailing anecdotes, as well as a small key map and occasional margin pencil-line sketches. This title is a must for all island lovers.
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Eileach an Naoimh
Boreray St Kilda
Hirta St Kilda
Isle of May
Appendix of relevant maps and charts
acres Admiralty Charts Ailsa Craig anchorage anchored ancient ashore Atlantic Barra Bass Rock beach Berneray boat Boreray built called Cara Castle cave century chapel church cliffs coast Coll cottage crofters Crowlins east Eday Eigg Eilean Righ Eriskay Fair Isle farm ferry Fetlar Firth fishing Foula Gaelic gannet Gigha grass ground Gunna Handa harbour Harris Hellisay hill Hirta inhabitants ISLAND ODYSSEY islet Jandara jetty Kerrera land later lighthouse lived Loch MacDonald MacLeod MacNeil mainland Maps metres miles Mingulay Mull narrow natives Norsemen Old Norse Orkney Oronsay owner Papa Stour pier population puffin Raasay rocky Rona ruined sailed Sanda sandstone Scarba Scarp Scotland Scottish islands sea birds seen sheep Sheet 39 sheltered Shetland ship side skerries Skye Sound St Kilda Stac stacks stone Tanera Taransay tide Tlie Uist Ulva Unst Vaila village weather wild wind woodland