Plane passing over the Paps of Jura and Sound of Islay

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Picture of a plane high in the sky passing over a sound between two islands and two mountainsA view across the Sound of Islay towards the Paps of Jura from near Rhuvaal in the far north. High in the sky a plane is passing, flying towards the west, likely destination America.

Rhuvaal, Sound of Islay and Paps of Jura panorama

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Panoramic picture of a view over a sound between two islands, mountains visible on the other islandA panoramic view from a beautiful sunny walking week walk in the far north of Islay. The walkers on the left are on their way to Rhuvaal lighthouse, just peeking over the low hills. Across the northern end of the Sound of Islay goes to Jura with the entrance to Loch Tarbert on the left and the Paps of Jura just right of centre.

Walkers on a hill above Rhuvaal lighthouse, Isle of Islay

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walkers-rhuvaal-hill An impression from an Islay walking week a number of years ago. The walk took us onto a hill above Rhuvaal lighthouse on a hazy April day. On a clear day Colonsay and even Mull would have been visible across the sea, on this day the haze spoilt the view.