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St Kilda Archipeligo, Hirta and Boreray 19th June 2005

On the afternoon of 18th June we left Barra for the St Kilda Archipeligo arriving in Village Bay at 0630 on the 19th June after sailing 80 miles. We slept for several hours and then disembarked by dingy to Hirta, the main island. Unfortunately the weather was overcast but it was just a pleasure and priviledge to be there at all! These photos are a record of our visit to these remarkable islands.

I hope you enjoy these photos and might visit St Kilda yourselves!
A fascinating online insight into life on St Kilda may be seen at the Glasgow University Digital Archives. A book entitled 'With Nature and a Camera' chapters 1-3 contains many photos and a wonderful text written in 1897 by one Richard Kearton. Please have a read!!

See the national Trust for Scotland website for full information: http://www.kilda.org.uk/
Cultural heritage of St Kilda: http://www.kilda.org.uk/kildanomdoc/level3p17.htm
Cleitean of St Kilda: http://www.pierreseche.com/cleitean_of_saint-kilda.htm
Film of St Kilda from 1928: http://www.movinghistory.ac.uk/archives/ss/films/ss2kilda.html
Poem: http://www.patchword.com/original/anthology/leaving_nb.html
Neonatal tetanus: http://www.rcpe.ac.uk/journal/issue/journal_38_1/stride.pdf
A great book if you can get it! http://www.amazon.co.uk/An-Isle-Called-Hirte-St-Kilda/dp/1899272038#_

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Stac Lee
Stac Lee
Stac an Armin appears
Stac an Armin appears
Stac Lee always looks very mean
Stac Lee always looks very mean
Stac an Armin with Boreray
Stac an Armin with Boreray
Close up of Stac Lee
Close up of Stac Lee
North West side of Boreray
North West side of Boreray
The northern end of Boreray
The northern end of Boreray
No Passage 'even for boats'!!
No Passage 'even for boats'!!
Ragged
Ragged
Stac an Armin from the north-west
Stac an Armin from the north-west
Stac an Armin from the north
Stac an Armin from the north
Stac an Armin from the north 2
Stac an Armin from the north 2
Close-up
Close-up
Fancy landing chaps?
Fancy landing chaps?
No go zone
No go zone
No go zone 2
No go zone 2
Top of Stac an Armin
Top of Stac an Armin
Boreray Gannets
Boreray Gannets
Boreray Gannets 2
Boreray Gannets 2
Nesting Gannets on Stac an Armin
Nesting Gannets on Stac an Armin
Close-up of nesting sites
Close-up of nesting sites
Gannet
Gannet
Gannet with seaweed
Gannet with seaweed
Gannet 2
Gannet 2
Stac Lee hoves into view as we compl,ete the circumnavigation
Stac Lee hoves into view as we compl,ete the circumnavigation
Grey Seal at the Monach Isles
Grey Seal at the Monach Isles
Technological proof we went to St Kilda
Technological proof we went to St Kilda
Sunset at the Monach Isles
Sunset at the Monach Isles
Heading to Berneray
Heading to Berneray
Sunset Berneray
Sunset Berneray
Berneray fishing boat
Berneray fishing boat
Track from Berneray to Rona
Track from Berneray to Rona
Highland Moooo!
Highland Moooo!
Isn't he handsome (she actually!)
Isn't he handsome (she actually!)
So's she!
So's she!
Who needs Tiger fur......
Who needs Tiger fur......
Was this before she tried to eat my camera gear?
Was this before she tried to eat my camera gear?
Threatening
Threatening
Rona neighbour
Rona neighbour
Kyle of Lochalsh Lighthouse
Kyle of Lochalsh Lighthouse
Making to Kyle Rhea
Making to Kyle Rhea
Speeding up....
Speeding up....
.....to 12 knots!
.....to 12 knots!
Kyle Rhea
Kyle Rhea
...and again!
...and again!
Tanking down the Sound of Sleat
Tanking down the Sound of Sleat
Towards Loch Nevis
Towards Loch Nevis
Lie back and relax
Lie back and relax
John in cheerie mood
John in cheerie mood
Ring of bright water
Ring of bright water
Wind of Gare in Sandaig
Wind of Gare in Sandaig
Mussels for the pot!
Mussels for the pot!
Wind of Gare in Sandaig
Wind of Gare in Sandaig
CamusfeÓrna
CamusfeÓrna
Stream at CamusfeÓrna
Stream at CamusfeÓrna
And again....
And again....
And again..............
And again..............
....................and again??
....................and again??
Towards Eigg
Towards Eigg
Towards Kyle Rhea
Towards Kyle Rhea
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