Saturday, February 05, 2005

This is just fascinating to me

Last night I was just flipping around the tv channels and I came across this documentary about this guy, Adam Nicolson, who inherited some islands off the Scottish coast. They are called the Shiant Islands. They're located between Scotland and the Outer Hebrides. His dad bought them when he was an undergrad at Oxford for 1400 British pounds, and gave them to his son on his 21st birthday.

Can you imagine your dad giving you ISLANDS for your 21st? Wow. I mean, just, WOW.

He, Adam, has made these islands his life's work and fascination. Check out the website, it is just enthralling. What a heritage to have. It's a renowned bird paradise, a historical and archaelogical site, and it's been lived on intermittently for centuries. And this one guy owns it. He seems like a really nice guy though, happy to share his heritage and boundlessly in love with the land.

It's also interesting to note that people are welcome to stay on the island, for free, though there are a few quirks and expenses involved. But what an amazing holiday that would be!

He wrote a book about the islands and his life there, called Sea Room. I am ordering it from Can't wait to read it.

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