Summer Views of Machir Bay Islay

Autumn is in full swing at the moment, the wind is quite strong, the Colonsay ferry is cancelled and rain has been falling almost every day in the last week, the forecast doesn't look to good either. When I was going through my images this afternoon because I'm switching computers (Windows laptop to Macbook Air) I came across these images of Machir Bay, taken when I was walking up the track to Granny's Rock and Kilchiaran Bay. This is a very rewarding walk and the views of Machir Bay improve together with the altitude as you can see below. Lovely views of Machir Bay on a warm day to remind you how beautiful the weather can be on Islay.

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View from Islay to Colonsay

A friend from Islay sent me the image below which he took last weekend. The picture is taken from Ardnave looking out the mouth of Loch Gruinart to Colonsay. The weather was fine last weekend and in fact it still is this weekend which is great for all the tourists on the island at the moment enjoying the many beaches on Islay.

Looking toward Colonsay from Ardnave

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Sunny Islay Pictures

Today I have two pictures for you taken in May this year. I thought they would be appropriate now that the school holidays have started and the weather is gradually becoming sunnier, let's hope it will stay that way. The first image is taken near the Sound of Islay and the second one is taken on the Oa.

Beautiful cloudscapes over the Sound of Islay and Paps of Jura

Sheep in a field on the Oa

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Islay Sheep Bone Art

Brian Turner, for most of you known by the name of Islay Fisher, spent the first week of June on Islay. This year Brian has visited some very remote lochs on Islay Estate, I will write about that tomorrow. Today I want to show you Brian's way of advertising Islay. When he was up at Loch Kinnabus he created a beautiful and very unique piece of art from Sheep bones. Brian: "Our day on Kinnabus was a little difficult and I resorted to a little sheep bone art to advertise Islay for fellow fishers". I must admit that Brian did a wonderful job and I can only hope that his work of art will survive future weather conditions and will remain intact for others to see. If it does fall together we at least have an image of how it was in that first week of June in 2011.

Islay Sheep Bone Art by Brian Turner

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