Calm and choppy waters at the Gulf of Corryvreckan, Isle of Jura

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Picture of calm and choppy waters at a gulf between two islands
Calm and choppy waters at the Gulf of Corryvreckan, Isle of Jura

A view of contrasts at the Gulf of Corryvreckan, driven by the Corryvreckan whirlpool: “Calm” waters in front of us (although it is still moving with strong currents) with quite choppy waters right behind. This scenery was constantly changing, with calm waters turning into strong eddies and currents and vice versa. An amazing sight, difficult to capture in a picture, much better experienced in person.

The Isle of Mull visible on the horizon.

Loch na Fùdarlaich from Corra Bheinn, Isle of Jura

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Picture of a view from a mountain over an island, two freshwater lochs below, a sea loch in the distance
Loch na Fùdarlaich from Corra Bheinn, Isle of Jura

From Evans Walk (between the hill and the lochs) I took a detour up Corra Bheinn (573m), from where I had some great views. This view is in a north easterly direction along the north eastern part of Jura. The larger loch right below is Loch na Fùdarlaich, the smaller one to the left is Loch na Fùdarlaich Beag. Behind the ridge the top of Loch Tarbert almost cutting Jura in half is just visible. Mull on the horizon on the left. The mainland on the right.

Rocky north west coast, Isle of Colonsay

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Picture of a rocky coastline with cliffs and some heather
Rocky north west coast, Isle of Colonsay

A view over the rocky coastline and cliffs in the north west of Colonsay. You can also just make out the coast of the Isle of Mull in the haze in the distance, on a clear day you would have a great view of Mull from here.