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.

Calm and choppy waters at the Gulf of Corryvreckan, Isle of Jura

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Picture of calm and choppy waters at a gulf between two islands
Calm and choppy waters at the Gulf of Corryvreckan, Isle of Jura

A view of contrasts at the Gulf of Corryvreckan, driven by the Corryvreckan whirlpool: “Calm” waters in front of us (although it is still moving with strong currents) with quite choppy waters right behind. This scenery was constantly changing, with calm waters turning into strong eddies and currents and vice versa. An amazing sight, difficult to capture in a picture, much better experienced in person.

The Isle of Mull visible on the horizon.