I wish this had been a bright and sunny day, but the light mist felt good on the hike and added to the somber mood of the place. I won't go in to details of the events themselves, but I highly recommend a google of "American Monument Islay" ... a very touching moment that shows just how caring strangers can be to others in a time of need.
We took a taxi from Port Ellen (about 6.5 miles away) and asked them to return in an hour and half to pick us up. The hike is probably a mile or so going gently uphill to the monument and it is a relaxing hike, with a nice boarded path to cross the muck. We got to see and talk with several Highland Cattle and sheep along the way, but they weren't much for conversation. The views at the Monument of the cliffs and ocean are spectacular, even on an overcast day so I can only imagine this place on a clear day.
Definitely recommend this place and its history
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