Saturday, 21 October 2017

Gigha’s Spouting Cave

At the southern end of Gigha, looking to the Mull of Kintyre and Ireland:


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We started at the forgotten grave of a medieval gallowglass in the ruins of Gigha's St Cathan's Church:



Heading south through Achamore Gardens and past Achamore farm, we broke out onto open ground and encountered the ancient fetish objects called am Bodach agus Cailleach (the old man and woman):



A muddy field or two later led us to the beach of Grob Bagh, seaweed tossed onto the beach in recent storms.



We were getting closer to our ultimate aim: the spouting cave on the island's southern tip. When the wind comes from the south-west and the tide is high, the waves come crashing out a hole in the ground.

The Spouting Cave:


Today the wind was coming from the east. We dropped in that direction to the shore. The cave rumbled, rattled and boomed above us, its power unnerving even on this relatively benign day.



2 comments:

Carol said...

Glad I saw a link to your post on Bob Law's 'Blue Sky Scotland' blog - didn't know about the spouting cave on Gigha but hope to visit the island sometime soon and it sounds a great thing to go and see.

Robert Craig said...

Hope you enjoy Gigha! If you are going off season, make sure to take any essentials you might need.