Nice old boat at Crinan (Journey to Islay)

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Picture of an old wooden boat moored off a Scottish coast
Nice old boat at Crinan (Journey to Islay)

The Crinan canal is always a nice stop on a journey to Islay, especially if there’s enough time to go all the way to Crinan. Here’s a nice old wooden boat moored off Crinan on a July late afternoon. I’m not entirely sure, but I think those are Jura (on the left) and Scarba (on the right) in the distance, with the Gulf of Corryvreckan in between.

Imke at Rhuvaal lighthouse in 2013, Isle of Islay

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Picture of a woman standing in front of a lighthouse
Imke at Rhuvaal lighthouse in 2013, Isle of Islay

During a visit in summer 2013 my sister and I went for a walk around the north coast of Islay, among other places seeing Rhuvaal lighthouse. We also walked through the arch below the lighthouse.

RIB in the Corryvreckan whirlpool off Scarba

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Picture of a RIB at a whirlpool, an island in the background
RIB in the Corryvreckan whirlpool off Scarba

Probably one of the best days out you can get from Islay and Jura, a trip with a RIB to the famous Corryvreckan whirlpool between Jura and Scarba. Here the RIB is approaching some of the currents with Scarba in the background.