June dawn from Port Charlotte pier, Isle of Islay

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Picture of a view over a sea loch to a lighthouse at dawnA very early morning (I think around 3:30) on Islay in June, the day before the summer solstice. The first light comes up in the sky, creating a beautiful tranquil view from Port Charlotte pier looking towards the Loch Indaal lighthouse and the Paps of Jura.

Old and new at and in the Sound of Islay

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Picture of an old cannon pointing at a modern ferryI should think it’s well over a 100 years since this cannon was pointed at a ship in anger (if it ever was), now this┬ávery old cannon is standing outside the old RNLI station at Port Askaig at the Sound of Islay. The still quite new departing MV Finlaggan below the Paps of Jura in the distance.

What remains of the Wyre Majestic in April 2017, Isle of Islay

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Picture of the remains of a wreck in a sound between two islandsTime is finally taking its toll. While in 1998 the wreck of the Wyre Majestic (who ran aground in 1974) was still largely complete the strong currents in the Sound of Islay have finally managed to wear down the once proud ship and only a small section of the stern remains.