Port Ellen distillery and maltings and the Thalassa, Isle of Islay

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Picture of an old distillery with modern maltings with a tall ship moored offshore
Port Ellen distillery and maltings and the Thalassa, Isle of Islay

A view from the Islay ferry arriving in Port Ellen, looking over to the old Port Ellen distillery and the modern Port Ellen maltings. The Thalassa, a regular visitor to Islay, is moored just off them.

The Flying Dutchman in the Sound of Jura

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Picture of the SV Flying Dutchman motoring along a sound between an island and the mainland
The Flying Dutchman in the Sound of Jura

I had hoped to see her under sail, but it wasn’t meant to be. This is the Flying Dutchman, a regular visitor to Islay and Jura, spotted in the Sound of Jura motoring north. We were on a RIB returning to Craighouse (where we had passed the Flying Dutchman when we left) from the Corrycreckan whirlpool.