Coastal Bowmore from Port Charlotte, Isle of Islay

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Picture of a coastal village with a pier seen across a sea lochTaken with a strong telephoto lens, a closer look at Bowmore seen from Port Charlotte. The distillery in the centre, Islay High School behind the Battery on the right. Bowmore harbour pier on the left with the Gaelic college in the middle distance behind it.

MS Ocean Endeavour in Loch Indaal, Isle of Islay

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Picture of the MV Ocean Endeavour cruise liner seen through some rocksAn unusual visitor to Loch Indaal, a cruise liner. Most of them moor at Port Ellen when they visit Islay, but the Ocean Endeavour stopped in Loch Indaal, causing a lot of attention and excitement. The tenders were ferrying passengers to and from Bowmore all day, from where they visited Bowmore distillery, Islay House Square and Finlaggan among various places.

Photographed from somewhere near Port Charlotte (can’t remember where exactly I managed to find this angle wedging the cruise liner between the rocks), some houses in Bowmore just visible in the background.