Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Sailing Around Scotland? Landmarks You Need

Just in case you're sailing around Western Scotland and need to fix your bearings,

Martin Martin, in A Description of the Western Isles of Scotland (1703), was the first to mention the Paps of Jura:

The isle is mountainous along the middle, where there are four hills of a considerable height. The two highest are well known to sea-faring men by the name of the Paps of Jura. They are very conspicuous from all quarters of sea and land in those parts.

Can't say I didn't ever give you useful information.

HT: Laudator

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