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.

Seal on rocks and Skervuile lighthouse off the Isle of Jura

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Picture of a large Seal on some rocks, a lighthouse visible behind the rocks
Seal on rocks and Skervuile lighthouse off the Isle of Jura

A view from the RIB on the way from Craighouse on Jura to the Corryvreckan whirlpool: A large Seal is resting on a rocky outcrop in the Bay of Small Isles, for a brief moment the Skervuile lighthouse in the Sound of Jura comes into view in a gap in the rocks.