Threatening clouds over the Oa, Isle of Islay

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Picture of some very dark clouds over a peninsula seen from a ferrySeen from the incoming Islay evening ferry arriving in Port Ellen, some very dark clouds moving in over the Oa. Carraig Fhada lighthouse left of centre, Kilnaughton Bay towards the right.

Eagle near Dunlossit House, Isle of Islay

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Picture of a Golden Eagle flying past a flag pole surrounded by treesEagles are big birds, but nature is even bigger, far bigger. So to spot one you still need to look quite closely to see it. Here’s one spotted from the ferry travelling up the Sound of Islay to Port Askaig, flying past Dunlossit House (not in the picture. The flag pole is in the grounds, at the foot of it one of the old cannons).

West Coast Motors coach arriving for the Islay ferry

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Picture of a small coach crossing a causeway to a ferry terminal, a ferry arriving in the backgroundA slightly older picture (the causeway has been widened since) of Kennacraig on a sunny April afternoon. A West Coast Motors coach is arriving in time for the Islay ferry MV Isle of Arran (now a relief boat) coming in.