Nice old boat at Crinan (Journey to Islay)

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Picture of an old wooden boat moored off a Scottish coast
Nice old boat at Crinan (Journey to Islay)

The Crinan canal is always a nice stop on a journey to Islay, especially if there’s enough time to go all the way to Crinan. Here’s a nice old wooden boat moored off Crinan on a July late afternoon. I’m not entirely sure, but I think those are Jura (on the left) and Scarba (on the right) in the distance, with the Gulf of Corryvreckan in between.

RIB in the Corryvreckan whirlpool off Scarba

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Picture of a RIB at a whirlpool, an island in the background
RIB in the Corryvreckan whirlpool off Scarba

Probably one of the best days out you can get from Islay and Jura, a trip with a RIB to the famous Corryvreckan whirlpool between Jura and Scarba. Here the RIB is approaching some of the currents with Scarba in the background.

Eilean Beag (where George Orwell stranded), Isle of Jura

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Picture of a very small rocky island (more an outcrop) off a much larger island
Eilean Beag (where George Orwell stranded), Isle of Jura

A view of Eilean Beag at the northern end of Jura, seen from the Gulf of Corryvreckan. This is where George Orwell was briefly stranded with his young son when his boat got into trouble in the Corryvreckan. Luckily a fishing boat came past and was able to rescue them.