What remains of the Wyre Majestic in April 2017, Isle of Islay

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Picture of the remains of a wreck in a sound between two islandsTime is finally taking its toll. While in 1998 the wreck of the Wyre Majestic (who ran aground in 1974) was still largely complete the strong currents in the Sound of Islay have finally managed to wear down the once proud ship and only a small section of the stern remains.

The wreck of the Wyre Majestic in 1998, Isle of Islay

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Picture of the wreck of a fishing trawler stranded on a rocky shoreOne of my oldest Islay pictures, taken during my very first visit to Islay in July 1998 (before digital cameras, scanned from a print). The Wyre Majestic ran aground at┬áRubha a’ Mhail near Bunnahabhain in October 1974, opposite the Paps of Jura on the other side of the Sound of Islay.

This is how the remains of the wreck looked almost 20 years later in April 2017.

Sunny Bunnahabhain at the Sound of Islay

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Picture of a small village with a distillery in the sunshine at a sound between two islandsA view of Bunnahabhain with the distillery and the Sound of Islay stretching out into the distance. The wreck of the Wyre Majestic also visible on the left. Taken in April 2008 when returning from a walk in the north of Islay.