Photographer: Thompson, Stephen
Medium: Photographic print
In Walter Scott's 'Lord of the Isles,' King Robert the Bruce crosses a low isthmus from the eastern to the western loch of Tabert in order to avoid the long and dangerous circumnavigation of the Mull.
"It was a wondrous sight to see
Topmast and pennon glitter free,
High-raised above the greenwood-tree!
As on dry land, the galley moves,
By cliffs, and copse and alder groves."