This is Fingal’s Cave, which inspired Mendelssohn to write his overture, you might like to listen while you look at my photo’s. I have to say it made me very emotional when they played it on the boat.
When I was about eight I read an encyclopaedia at school which had 2 inspiring places I wanted to see, Fingal’s Cave and the Grand Canyon and I’ve now ticked both off my bucket list :-)
Getting around the rocks to the cave was fairly easy as there was a wire hand rail, and we went on a dry day.
The hexagonal basalt columns are the same as Giant’s Causeway and they came about when the molten basalt cooled.
Mendelssohn and I aren’t the only people to have been moved by Fingal’s Cave, Wordsworth, Keats, Tennyson and Turner were also inspired by this amazing natural phenomena. This day will stay with me for ever.