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.

Ardnahoe distillery, a closer look from the Islay-Colonsay ferry

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Picture of Ardnahoe distillery on Islay
Ardnahoe distillery, a closer look from the Islay-Colonsay ferry

Seen from the Islay to Colonsay ferry on a Wednesday in April, a view of the new Ardnahoe distillery in the north of Islay.

Jura ferry berthing below the Paps of Jura

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Picture of a small ferry berthing at a slipway, three large mountains in the background
Jura ferry berthing below the Paps of Jura

Seen from the departing Islay ferry, the small Jura MV Eilean Dhuira arriving at Feolin with the majestic Paps of Jura as the background. Beinn a’Chaolais in the front, Beinn an Oir on the left, Beinn Shiantaidh on the right.