Starry November night (with Milky Way) over Saligo Bay, Isle of Islay

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Picture of a night sky with thousands of stars over a coastline with beach, dunes and cliffsA beautiful clear November night in Saligo Bay on the west coast of Islay. Thousands of stars in the sky with the Milky Way just left of centre. Not entirely sure what the bright light left on the horizon is, I think it’s either a ship or Dubh Artach lighthouse. Also possibly a hint of northern light (the green hue) just above the horizon?

Saligo Bay from Turnaichaidh, Isle of Islay

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Picture of a coastal landscape seen from a hillA slightly different view of Saligo Bay from one of the higher points on the Rhinns of Islay, Turnaichaidh (170m) just behind the Kilchoman Crags. Saligo Bay with Saligo cottage towards the left, the remains of the old radar installations in the centre, the track out to Smaull stretching out into the distance on the right. In the foreground you can see the Kilchoman road passing through, bordering the fields of Rockside Farm as well as Loch Clach a’ Bhuaile. And if you look very closely you can just about make out Dubh Artach lighthouse on the horizon.

A distant view from An Carn, Isle of Islay

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Picture of a view out to sea from a hill, a lighthouse and a warship in the distance A view from An Carn (hill north of Bridgend) north across the dunes at Ardnave looking far out over the Atlantic. On the left is Dubh Artach lighthouse, just right of centre a warship (there was a NATO exercise taking place when I took this picture during the Islay walking week in April 2016) and to the right a distant island. I’m not sure which island this is, I think it might be Tiree.