Rain shower over the North Channel seen from the Oa, Isle of Islay

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Picture of a rain shower over a channel between two islandsIt was still nice and sunny on Islay when I took this picture, although if memory serves me right the shower here still seen over the North Channel caught up with us later. The view is from the Oa, somewhere between Port an Eas and Inveraval. In the distance on the left you can just make out Ireland.

Rhinns of Islay lighthouse from Beinn Tart a’Mhill

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Rhinns of Islay lighthouse from Beinn Tart a'MhillIt almost looks like an aerial picture, but this view is actually from Beinn Tart a’Mhill, at 232m the highest hill on the Rhinns of Islay. In front of the lighthouse are Port Wemyss on the left and Portnahaven on the right. Looking across the North Channel you can also make out the coast of Ireland in the distance.

Bowmore from Knockdon, Isle of Islay

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Picture of a coastal village on an island, ships in the distanceAn unusual view of Bowmore, taken from near Knockdon north of Bridgend. The woods below are around Eallabus and Carrabus before we look across Loch Indaal to Bowmore. The land behind Bowmore is around Laggan. The Oa is on the left (not in the picture, we’re looking just past it), the ships in the distance are travelling north on the North Channel.