Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Storms and Shelter

For isolation in the UK (apart from Rockall), it is not possible to get further away than North Rona. The aerial view of Toa Rona and its lighthouse, weather station and helicopter-pad is where storms and wind-speeds are measured. Take a look at what is expected there today by clicking on here. Despite the current low pressure it is unlikely to reach the 134-mph gust recorded in January 2005. There is little shelter on the island, although the ruined sanctuary (below) of St Ronan's Chapel has minimal cover. It is allegedly the third oldest surviving place of Christian worship in Britain and has withstood many storms since Ronan died in 737, some 1,277 years ago.

Scottish Islands Explorer - impressed by survival and longevity

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