Relief Islay ferry MV Lord of the Isles leaving West Loch Tarbert

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Picture of the Calmac ferry MV Lord of the Isles in bright June sunshine
Relief Islay ferry MV Lord of the Isles leaving West Loch Tarbert

Spotted from a walk on the Northern Loop on the Isle of Gigha, the MV Lord of the Isles coming out of West Loch Tarbert on her way to Islay. The MV Lord of the Isles served as relief Islay ferry in June 2023 while the regular ferries were away for their annual maintenance.

Creag Bhàn view east panorama to Kintyre, Isle of Gigha

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Panoramic picture of a view from a hill on an island looking over to a peninsula on the mainland on a bright sunny day
Creag Bhàn view east panorama to Kintyre, Isle of Gigha

The counterpart to the view west from Creag Bhàn panorama, the view east to Kintyre. The entrance to West Loch Tarbert (home to Kennacraig with the Islay ferry terminal) on the left. The Mull of Kintyre on the right. Bottom right shows a view indicator (although you won’t be able to read it in this picture), the trig point also on the right.

West Loch Tarbert coastline (Journey to Islay)

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Picture of a coastline along a sea loch on an overcast November afternoon, some distant sun just breaking through
West Loch Tarbert coastline (Journey to Islay)

A view from the journey to Islay, reminding you that you’re getting closer to your destination. The view is down the coastline on the south eastern side of West Loch Tarbert. I quite like the outcrop with the lone tree, not sure if it has a name and if it does what it is.