Rosa Scotia – click any image for full size
Here you will find a small island filled with wonderful décor, and a great place to hangout! Lots of event treasures arranged in a very artistic way. Relaxing, good for photography, or just hanging out in a place that is peaceful.
And, I have to admit, in making our visit, this is a region that is exactly as it is described, and quiet wonderfully so.
The island really is quite small, a rugged postage stamp in the middle of the region, flanked to the north-east and north-west by two small islets, one of which is home to a lighthouse, the other a small, flat-topped islet featuring what appears to be an empty, ivy-covered structure.
Small it might be, but the region packs a lot into it. The landing point sits on the west side of the island on a small wharf. Above this sits a little commercial area set out around a cobbled square. The square is in turn bracketed on one side by a truly delightful café, and on the other a bar is sandwiched between a barber’s and a pizzeria. These appear to occupy the ground floor of an old hotel – the sign is still prominently displayed – while stairs lead up to furnished apartments and a small music club.
A path cuts through the middle of the island, west-to-east, providing access to a beach on the east side. Slightly tired-looking, this offers an old volleyball net, an aged pier with rickety bar at the end of it, and that might have once been a lifeguard station or fisherman’s cabin.
Between the two, sitting either side of the path are two buildings: a Tuscan-style villa and a single-room cabin with grapes growing on the vine outside. Whether the two are related to one another or not is open to personal interpretation; however, both are fully furnished and offer excellent places for meeting and hanging out or for photography – something that can also be said of the other buildings on the island.
With their surrounding curtain of trees isolating them from the rest of the island, the two houses have a nice clubhouse feel to them, with the woodlands offering a place for wildlife to roam. These touches help give the feeling that the island is, despite its small size, not in any way crowded.
A final feature of the island lies on the south-east, with a bridge spans the water to provide access to a tiny block of rock on which the raised hand of the Statue of Liberty, complete with torch, sits within a little walled garden.
Small to the point of cosiness without feeling claustrophobic and with a westward view towards Loki Eliot’s Escapades island – a place that is itself well worth a visit – Rosa Scotia is a small, pleasing destination ripe for visiting and exploration.
- Rosa Scotia (Rosa Scotia, rated: Moderate)