Northern Sound of Islay from Beinn Dubh (2)

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Picture of a view over a sound between two islands from the slopes of a hill
Northern Sound of Islay from Beinn Dubh (2)

A view north from somewhere half way up Beinn Dubh on the east of Islay. Islay on the left, Jura with the Paps of Jura on the right and the Sound of Islay between them. Taken during a beautiful sunny walk in April 2019.

Rubha a’ Mhill, where the wreck of the Wyre Majestic used to be, Sound of Islay

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Picture of a rocky coastline at the end of a bay, where a wreck used to be
Rubha a’ Mhill, where the wreck of the Wyre Majestic used to be, Sound of Islay

After over 40 years it’s finally gone. For decades you could see the wreck of the Wyre Majestic, which ran aground at Rubha a’ Mhill near Bunnahabhain in 1974 (here’s an older view of it from a similar angle). But the strong currents and exposed position at the Sound of Islay have finally taken their toll and now it is pretty much gone. At low tide it’s sometimes possible to see some last bits from the shore, but that’s about it.