At the Jura road end

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Picture of a car stopped on a rough road in a remote landscape next to a sign with distances
At the Jura road end

This is as far as you can drive from the crossing over the Sound of Islay, the end of the public road on Jura (I reversed my car from the car park, from where I took this picture, to get it next to the sign). It’s also the starting point for the long walk to the Corryvreckan whirlpool, well behind the hills in the distance. On the way you’ll also pass Barnhill, where Orwell wrote 1984.

Moody November morning at the Sound of Islay

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Picture of a cloudy morning with the sun just starting to break through at a sound between two islands
Moody November morning at the Sound of Islay

A moody November morning at the Sound of Islay, waiting on the ferry to depart for a day out in Jura. The Islay lifeboat (in the shade on the right) ready for its next callout.

Walkers at the foot of the Paps of Jura

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Picture of a group of walkers at the foot of some mountains
Walkers at the foot of the Paps of Jura

A memory from an Islay walking week excursion to Jura with a walk below the famous Paps of Jura (we didn’t go up this walk, but did climb Beinn a’ Chaolais during other walks). Beinn an Oir in the centre of the view.