Preparing for a drone flight over Port Charlotte in 2013, Isle of Islay

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Picture of a drone and a remote control on a pier
Preparing for a drone flight over Port Charlotte in 2013, Isle of Islay

A memory from the early days of amateur drone flying (and filming) back in June 2013. I don’t think affordable drones with built in cameras existed back then, instead it was a GoPro in a plastic holder (which you had to start filming before you took off and stop after you landed, as there was no remote. Also no video stream to a display. You just pointed the drone into the vague direction you wanted to film and hoped for the best). Still, filmed this video of Port Charlotte from the air on the day I took this picture. A bit shaky and wobbly, but that was all we had back then.

Bowmore from near the Battery, Isle of Islay

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Picture of a coastal village with a distillery at a sea loch, mountains in the distance
Bowmore from near the Battery, Isle of Islay

A view of Bowmore with Bowmore distillery and Bowmore pier from near the Battery on a cloudy day on Islay. The Paps of Jura nicely visible in the distance behind Loch Indaal.

Walkers on Traigh Baile Aonghais, Isle of Islay

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Picture of a group of walkers on sandy beach below dunes
Walkers on Traigh Baile Aonghais, Isle of Islay

A memory from the Islay walking week in 2012, the walkers on Traigh Baile Aonghais on the way to Gortantaoid. Mala Bholsa visible in the distance on the left, also one of the Paps of Jura on the right.