Current next to the boat at the Corryvreckan whirlpool, Isle of Jura

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Picture of a current/eddy next to a boat in a gulf between two islands.
Current next to the boat at the Corryvreckan whirlpool, Isle of Jura

I found it quite challenging to capture the Corryvreckan whirlpool in a picture as seen from a boat in the Gulf of Corryvreckan. There are currents and eddys everywhere and they change from one second to the next, sometimes before you can react and take a picture. There’s activity everywhere. This picture is one of the closest I managed to take, an eddy swirling right next to the RIB, with the Isle of Scarba in the background (and mainland Argyll in the distance on the right).

Entering the Gulf of Corryvreckan, Isle of Jura

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Picture of a RIB with passengers entering a gulf between two islands, taken from the RIB
Entering the Gulf of Corryvreckan, Isle of Jura

After an interesting journey from Craighouse with a few stops on the way we reached our destination for the afternoon, the Gulf of Corryvreckan. Jura on the left, Scarba on the right, the famous Corryvreckan whirlpool somewhere ahead. So far it all looks quite calm, but interesting sights lay ahead…

At the entrance to Lowlandman’s Bay, Isle of Jura

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Picture of a view across a bay towards four mountains, seen from the water
At the entrance to Lowlandman’s Bay, Isle of Jura

On a trip from Craighouse to the Corryvreckan we took a short detour into Lowlandman’s Bay, this picture was taken when we were just leaving. In the distance the three Paps of Jura towering over the view with Corra Bheinn (on the right) completing the picture. The building near the shore on the other side of the bay is the Sound of Jura studio.