Kiloran Bay from the north panorama, Isle of Colonsay

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Panoramic picture of a bay with a sandy beach, seen from a low hillside next to the bay
Kiloran Bay from the north panorama, Isle of Colonsay

After visiting the cave we climbed up the hillside on the north of Kiloran Bay, enjoying this view south over the beach and the bay. Some clouds had started to move in, but it was still bright and nice.

Cave north of Kiloran Bay, Isle of Colonsay

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Picture of a view into a deep cave, people at the end of the cave
Cave north of Kiloran Bay, Isle of Colonsay

Slightly hidden just north of Kiloran Bay is an impressive cave. We visited it with Kevin Byrne during the Islay Walking Week 2019 excursion to Colonsay, you can see some of the walkers in the distance inside of the cave. We had some powerful torches, otherwise it would have been very dark inside the cave.

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.