Skip to main content

Account of watching waves at Gonnamaol, 1867

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW114/53

Scope and Contents

Account of watching waves at the natural arch at Gonnamaol [Gunamul, MiĆ¹ghlaigh/Mingulay] describing them as 'a glor[ious] sight...the sea churned purely white against the rocks like divine snow on a mount[ain]side'. He observes the plentiful bird-life there 'The birds in thous[ands]nay millions fly hither and thither at times dark[e]ning the very air and along with the dizzy height on which you sit mak making (sic) you still more dizzy till you feel your position anything but safe or prudent. To my thinking there is nothing grander in Nature than the warring of the elements.' He describes the varying aspects of Gunamul including that some layers of rock are 100 feet thick while some are only 1 foot.

Dates

  • 1867

Language of Materials

Gaelic English

Conditions Governing Access

This material is unrestricted.

Extent

From the Series: 88 folios ; 16.6 x 19.8 cm

Physical Location

5.07

Physical Location

folio 72r, line 11 to folio 72v, line 16

Repository Details

Part of the Edinburgh University Library Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Centre for Research Collections
University of Edinburgh Main Library
George Square
Edinburgh EH8 9LJ Scotland
+44(0)131 650 8379