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.

MS Ocean Endeavour in Loch Indaal, Isle of Islay, with the Paps of Jura behind

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Picture of a cruise liner in a sea loch, three mountains in the backgroundThe MS Ocean Endeavour anchored in Loch Indaal with the Paps of Jura providing the background. Islay House also in view just to the right of the cruise ship.

MS Ocean Endeavour near the Mull of Oa, Isle of Islay

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Picture of the cruise liner MS Ocean Endeavour passing a headland with a monumentAfter her visit to Loch Indaal the cruise liner MS Ocean Endeavour is leaving Islay, here passing the Mull of Oa with the American Monument. Seen from the Rhinns of Islay, somewhere south of Port Charlotte.