Solstice in Port Ellen, Isle of Islay


Picture of a fishing boat called Solstice at a pier in the evening sunNo, not that kind of solstice. A fishing boat called Solstice at the pier in Port Ellen. But then again I took this picture about 1.5 weeks before the summer solstice in June 2017. Also note the faint rainbow in the top right corner.

Full rainbow over Port Ellen panorama, Isle of Islay


Panoramic picture of a full rainbow over a coastal village with a small marina

Sometimes a delay can have unexpected benefits: Arriving with the MV Finlaggan for a June holiday on Islay the mezzanine car deck got stuck, delaying me getting off the ferry. When I finally got off I spotted an old friend and stopped to have a chat with him. While we were chatting the clouds broke up and shortly after he had to leave this beautiful full rainbow appeared over Port Ellen. In a way it’s even more than a full rainbow, as it was reflected/mirrored in the calm water.