Islay & Jura - June 2006

West Loch Tarbert from Kennacraig Dunmore House - home of the conductor Stewart Robertson The bay at Ardpatrick Islay, seen from the Ardpatrick headland A composite island of Islay and Jura The view back down West Loch Tarbert We drift by Ghiga
The whitewashed walls of the distilleries are the first manmade landmarks to be spotted The mainland disappears over the horizon Rocks line the entrance to Port Ellen The tiny Port Ellen lighthouse on the promontory of Carraig Fhada Port Ellen Out to sea the view is uncompromising Sailor, beware
The distinctive roofs of the Ardbeg distillery Bowmore distillery The other arm of Bowmore shorefront Bowmore, looking inland to the Round Church Finlaggan - powerhouse of the Lords of the Isles A stream feeds Loch Finlaggan The visitor centre path, Loch Finlaggan
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All that remains of the Lordship The Paps of Jura peer down on Finlaggan Loch Finlaggan A standing stone guarding Eilean Mor The Sound of Islay Caol Ila distillery A friendly yacht moors temporarily off Caol Ila distillery
The flattest part of Jura, across the Sound Jura as seen from the road to Bunnahabhain Bunnahabhain distillery The view from Bunnahabhain Jura curves gracefully out of sight Bunnahabhain distillery again Looking South down the Sound of Islay
Bowmore from Blackrock across Loch Indaal Loch Indaal from Port Charlotte The delightful Port Charlotte We couldn't have wished for better weather The lighthouse at Port Charlotte. Would you want to live in that house? Port Charlotte on the rocks The back of the Port Charlotte Hotel
The harbour at Portnahaven with the Orsay lighthouse in the background The island of Orsay Portnahaven A curious observation post above Portnahaven Cup and ring marks near Kilchiaran Kilchiaran Chapel Kilchiaran beach and Rubha Liath