Reality of GN Locations (Was:A report on Goblin Creek...)

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Posted by Brad H on October 26, 2006 at 04:38:42 from user REGY102.

In Reply to: Re: A report on Goblin Creek, Witch's Quay and Flint Island posted by Jenny Berki on October 25, 2006 at 15:10:24:

Jenni, you asked "Are there any real locations in Great Northern?".

In general terms the answer must be Yes. If you look at the GN end paper map of the area you can see Scotland separated by a stretch of water (The Minch) from the Western Isle of Lewis. Projecting from the Eastern shore of Lewis is a large peninsula. In GN the Sea Bear sails around the peninsula to a town at the SW corner of the peninsula. In reality the peninsula is Eye Peninsula (An Rubha) and the town is Stornoway (Steornabhagh).

However at the detailed level things are different (confusion to protect the birds!). Nevertheless if one were to sail NW from the tip of the peninsula a double bay resembling Scrubbers Cove can be found. However it faces South whereas the one in GN faces East. You can find it at map reference NB 522443. (I was lucky to find the OS Landranger Map 8 Stornaway and North Lewis 1:50,000 as a remnant selling at a very reasonable price.)

I believe that the so-called Castle of The Gaels is a residence on the West coast of Lewis where AR once stayed.

Hope this helps.

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