The tour of the western coast of Scotland continues and today we spent a day on Iona.
Iona is a small island off the southwest coast of Mull in the Inner Hebrides. It is only 1.5 miles wide by 3 miles long, with a population of around 120 permanent residents. Despite this, Iona has a special place in the heart of many people the world over. It is well known as ‘The cradle of Christianity’ in Scotland and is a place of pilgrimage for many. Today we witnessed many people travelling to the island despite the wind and rain spend time in the Abbey and soaking up the peaceful atmosphere of the island.
We spent time visiting the historic and religious sites (and attended a church service) and we also had a good walk around the island visiting some of the beaches. Here are some images from a day that was full of stereotypical Scottish weather (rain and more rain!), turquoise seemed to be the colour of the day…