Moody Sound of Islay from the ferry

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Picture of a view into a sound between two islands on an overcast summer eveningA view from the Islay ferry on the way to Port Askaig on an overcast and hazy June evening. Looking into the Sound of Islay the hills on both sides appear as silhouettes. Just right of centre the old boathouse, I believe now a refreshment stop on the new private golf course on Jura.

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.