Last snow on some Islay hills with the distant Paps of Jura

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Picture of some isolated spots of snow on a hillside, three mountains in the distance in the background
Last snow on some Islay hills with the distant Paps of Jura

A memory from an Islay walking week walk a good number of years ago. We walked in the hills in the south of Islay, where we came across some of the last remaining snow of the previous winter (the walk was in April). In the distance you can see the Paps of Jura, from left to right Beinn a’ Chalois, Beinn an Oir and Beinn Shiantaidh.

Gartbreck in the sunshine in June 2010, Isle of Islay

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Picture of an old farm in a sunny interval
Gartbreck in the sunshine in June 2010, Isle of Islay

Seen across Loch Indaal from Port Charlotte, the old farm at Gartbreck. A brief opening in the clouds allowed the sun to break through and shine just on Gartbreck. This picture is from June 2010, the view has changed a bit since then as some of the walls and outbuildings have been taken down.

Bruichladdich and Bowmore from the hills in the south of Islay

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Picture of two coastal villages on opposite sides of a sea loch, seen from a hill
Bruichladdich and Bowmore from the hills in the south of Islay

A view from the hills in the south of Islay from an Islay walking week walk in April a good number of years ago. Bruichladdich in the distance towards the left on the other side of Loch Indaal, also to the right of Bruichladdich is Conisby higher up on the Rhinns of Islay. On this side of the loch towards the right, below the hill crest is Bowmore (well, parts of it).