Black Rocks buoy against the tide in the Sound of Islay

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Picture of a buoy with a label Black Rocks in a tidal streamIt almost looks like it’s moving under its own steam, but in reality this is of course the very strong tidal current in the Sound of Islay racing past the Black Rocks buoy. Seen from the Islay ferry on a crossing to Port Askaig.

Paps of Jura from Goatfell, Isle of Arran

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Picture of distant mountains, seen across land and sea from another island mountainA follow up to the view of Islay and Jura from Goatfell, here a closer look of the Paps of Jura. Not the greatest quality, but this was back in 2004 when digital cameras weren’t as advanced as they are today.

Crossing Corran River at the stepping stones, Isle of Jura

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Picture of walkers crossing a small river using stepping stones, mountains in the backgroundA walk on Jura during the Islay walking week 2007, here we are on the final stretch from the Paps of Jura returning to the Three Arched Bridge. We are crossing the Corran River at the stepping stones just below Loch an t-Siob. Beinn a’Chaolais in the background (the other two Paps are on the right, not in the picture).