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This evening, my theme is Alexander Selkirk, the real world role model for the fictional Robinson Crusoe.

Andrew Selkirk

Alexander Selkirk was Scottish and spent his early boyhood at Lower Largo on the Fife Coast. He had a fierce temper and following family disputes he went to sea. In 1704 he was sailing master of the vessel Cinque Ports. After elapse of 8 months Selkirk had a violent quarrel with the ship’s captain and was put ashore on the uninhabited Juan Fernandez island off the coast of Chile. Archaeologists have recently located his camp on the island. After 4 years and 4 months he was rescued and later returned to Lower Largo with considerable wealth gained from piracy. continue reading…

This morning, our tour group departed lodgings at Torrin on Skye early on order to connect with the 1015am ferry from Armadale (Skye) to Mallaig on the Scottish mainland. This all went according to plan and upon arrival at Mallaig we proceeded to drive south, tracking the west coast.

Torrin View

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Today, June 24th.,our group departed lodgings at Skye’s capital of Portree and then paid a short trip into town to photo the colourful harbour side houses.

Harbour at Portree, Skye

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