I had hoped to see her under sail, but it wasn’t meant to be. This is the Flying Dutchman, a regular visitor to Islay and Jura, spotted in the Sound of Jura motoring north. We were on a RIB returning to Craighouse (where we had passed the Flying Dutchman when we left) from the Corrycreckan whirlpool.
A November view of the Paps of Jura, taken from Kilchoman in the west of Islay
A scene at the southern end of Kilchoman beach in Machir Bay, waves breaking and swirling around the rocky outcrop Carraig Chomain.