Loch Gruinart through a gap in the Ardnave dunes, Isle of Islay

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Picture of a sea loch at low tide, seen through a gap between dunes
Loch Gruinart through a gap in the Ardnave dunes, Isle of Islay

A different view of Loch Gruinart at Ardnave, not from the top of the dunes, not from the beach either, but from somewhere half way, from a gap in the dunes. It’s low tide in the loch with sandbanks visible almost all the way. Killinallan Point visible across the loch, also the tops of the Paps of Jura on the horizon.

Plane over Loch Gruinart, Isle of Islay

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Picture of a small yellow passenger plane over the entrance to a sea loch
Plane over Loch Gruinart, Isle of Islay

Seen from Ardnave, the Hebridean Air Services plane on its way from Islay to Colonsay (and on to Oban). Here it is passing the mouth of Loch Gruinart, Killinallan (not visible) on the right. Paps of Jura on the horizon.

Barnacle Geese at Loch Gruinart and Killinallan, Isle of Islay

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Picture of a large number of Barnacle Geese in flight at a sea lochSeen from the ‘new’/north hide at RSPB Loch Gruinart, a large number of Barnacle Geese in flight along the shore of the loch, Killinallan in the background.