Dolphins from the Islay ferry in Port Askaig

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Picture of 4 Dolphins jumping and swimmingNot the greatest picture, but unfortunately I only had a small camera with me and the light was fading rapidly on a late November afternoon. While waiting for the ferry to leave these four Dolphins showed up right below on the starboard side (the side facing the Sound of Islay while berthed). They were constantly on the move, changing direction, jumping, turning, you never knew where they would show up next. A great show which lasted for about 10 minutes I estimate.

MV Isle of Arran and MV Eilean Dhiura in the Sound of Islay

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Picture of a large and a small ferry in a sound between two islandsA view from well over a decade ago (2003 to be precise), the Calmac ferry MV Isle of Arran and the council run Jura ferry MV Eilean Dhiura in the Sound of Islay just off Port Askaig.Jura in the background.