After getting off the ferry and walking a little, Ann Limerig, Pier Center. Recently expanded and redeveloped to better serve the growing number of Islanders and visitors, the complex has become the center of community life. As I looked at the map and orientated myself, I saw islanders coming and going, collecting deliveries at the island’s only grocery store, which also doubles as a post office, dropping off letters, buying essentials, or stopping by at a cafe. They were sharing news. As well as a cafe and grocery store, the complex also has a craft store, bike rentals, and a laundry that provides toilets and showers for those staying at Wild Camp or in community-owned camping pods.There is also a commemorative stone monument here. Community takeover of the island in 1997 standing.
After a series of landowners who were either absentee or uninterested in development, Egg residents became convinced that community ownership was the only way to secure the island’s future.Maggie Fife role: Secretary Isle of Egg Heritage Trust (The organization that owns Egg Island) said to me, “The island realized that if we didn’t do it ourselves, we wouldn’t have much of a community.”
When the island went up for sale in 1996, local residents began raising funds. “Residents donated and we had a big fundraiser. famous mystery donor In the end he gave us £1 million and that was the decision. ”
Visitors have a variety of goals, but Egg is perfect for those interested in the outdoors. The most famous attractions are Singing Sands Beach in the north of the island, where the quartz sand creaks when disturbed, and the towering pitchstones of An Sgar, formed some 58 million years ago by volcanic eruptions to the east. It’s a ridge. Island of.
In between are rugged plains, heaths, forests, miles of coastline and white-sand beaches that seem lifted from the Caribbean Sea, and even parts of temperate rainforest. The island has been largely unaffected by the industry that has transformed much of the British countryside. “There’s not a lot of intense farming or farming going on here,” Burns said. “The terrain is suitable for wildlife. There is no commercial fishing or large-scale agriculture, and the coastline, beaches, beaches, and ocean have clean, clear water.”
To make the most of the clear skies and views from the top, we set out to climb An Sgar. Looking at its face, a pitch-black stone wall towered over it, seemingly impossible to conquer, but the path that curved along its back made it a relatively easy climb to the top. The view from the top, which is about 400 meters above sea level, was spectacular and extended towards Lamu. sky And the mainland. But there is no better place to enjoy the panorama of Egg itself. As the wind picked up, my eyes were drawn to the island’s wind turbines stirring the air.