Tràigh Baile Aonghais panorama, Isle of Islay

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Panoramic picture of a view over a wide long beach flanked by dunesA panoramic view over Tràigh Baile Aonghais in the north of Islay, taken from machair to the east of the beach near Gortantaoid. In the distance also the dunes at Ardnave with Ardnave Point on the right.

McArthur’s Head lighthouse and Sound of Islay panorama

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Panoramic picture of a view over a sound between two islands from the grounds of a small lighthouseWhen McArthur’s Head lighthouse was still manned the lighthouse keepers certainly had some stunning views on a clear day. Towards the left the Sound of Islay stretches into the distance, Sgarbh Breac (364m) to the left of the lighthouse. Across the sound the south coast of the Isle of Jura with the Paps of Jura towards the centre of the picture.

Light and dark in the Sound of Islay

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Picture of a view of a landscape with some in bright light and other in dark shadeAn interesting view from the Islay ferry on the way to Port Askaig, light and dark on Jura. While Beinn a’Chaolais and other hills are in dark shade the lower areas close to the Sound of Islay are illuminated by bright sunlight.