Jura ferry berthing below the Paps of Jura

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Picture of a small ferry berthing at a slipway, three large mountains in the background
Jura ferry berthing below the Paps of Jura

Seen from the departing Islay ferry, the small Jura MV Eilean Dhuira arriving at Feolin with the majestic Paps of Jura as the background. Beinn a’Chaolais in the front, Beinn an Oir on the left, Beinn Shiantaidh on the right.

A quite busy Sound of Islay

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Picture of a sound between two islands with five different ships/boats going about their business
A quite busy Sound of Islay

The scene in the Sound of Islay as it presented itself when I left after my summer holiday in June 2019. Five different ships/boats in view, going about their business. From left to right: The Jura ferry MV Eilean Dhuira on her way to Port Askaig. The MV Scot Isles on her way south. A tender ferrying passengers from Port Askaig to the cruise ship (OK, you have to look closely for this one). The cruise ship MS Ocean Endeavour anchored in the sound (having anchored in Loch Indaal in June 2018). The offshore supply ship Olympic Intervention IV off Rhuvaal in the far north of Islay.

November evening in West Loch Tarbert (Route to Islay)

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Picture of the last light over a sea loch on the west coast of Scotland, dramatic clouds overhead
November evening in West Loch Tarbert (Route to Islay)

A view from a journey to Islay in November 2018, West Loch Tarbert seen from the ferry terminal at Kennacraig. The MV Finlaggan arriving on the right.