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TITLE
The Bay at the Back of the Ocean, Iona
EXTERNAL ID
GB1796_859_20_0788
PLACENAME
Iona
DISTRICT
Mull
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ARGYLL: Kilfinchen and Kilvickeon
PERIOD
20c
CREATOR
M E M Donaldson
SOURCE
Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)
ASSET ID
10682
KEYWORDS
St Columba
coracles
coracle
bays
islands
coast
coasts
shore
shores
The Bay at the Back of the Ocean, Iona

The Bay at the Back of the Ocean is a sheltered cove with sandy beach, on the west coast of Iona. It is home to the Spouting Cave, a natural phenomenon. At low to medium tide, with a decent swell and a north westerly breeze, a fountain of spray bursts above the cliff.

Mary Ethel Muir Donaldson was born in 1876 and came to the Highlands around 1908. She travelled extensively around the North and West Highlands, writing and taking photographs. One of her favourite locations was the Ardnamurchan Peninsula and it was there she settled, at Sanna, in 1927.

Between 1912 and 1949 Miss Donaldson produced many books on the social history and customs of the North and West Highlands. 'Wanderings in the Western Highlands and Islands' and 'Further Wanderings - Mainly in Argyll' are two of her best known works and both are illustrated with her own photographs. She died in a nursing home in Edinburgh in 1958, and was buried in Oban.


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The Bay at the Back of the Ocean, Iona

ARGYLL: Kilfinchen and Kilvickeon

20c

St Columba; coracles; coracle; bays; islands; coast; coasts; shore; shores

Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)

M E M Donaldson Collection

The Bay at the Back of the Ocean is a sheltered cove with sandy beach, on the west coast of Iona. It is home to the Spouting Cave, a natural phenomenon. At low to medium tide, with a decent swell and a north westerly breeze, a fountain of spray bursts above the cliff.<br /> <br /> Mary Ethel Muir Donaldson was born in 1876 and came to the Highlands around 1908. She travelled extensively around the North and West Highlands, writing and taking photographs. One of her favourite locations was the Ardnamurchan Peninsula and it was there she settled, at Sanna, in 1927.<br /> <br /> Between 1912 and 1949 Miss Donaldson produced many books on the social history and customs of the North and West Highlands. 'Wanderings in the Western Highlands and Islands' and 'Further Wanderings - Mainly in Argyll' are two of her best known works and both are illustrated with her own photographs. She died in a nursing home in Edinburgh in 1958, and was buried in Oban. <br /> <br /> <br /> This image can be purchased.<br /> For further information about purchasing and prices please email the<br /> <a href="mailto: photographic.archive@highlifehighland.com">Highland Photographic Archive</a> quoting the External ID.