Looking back through my photos, I realised that I haven’t really posted much about Jura, an Inner Hebridean Island on the west coast of Scotland, and our trip to the only whisky distillery on the island. So I thought I better rectify that before our 2018 Scottish holiday, in fact the Jura trip was 2016…..where does time go. We spent a couple of days on the island, and the first morning before the whisky festival started, we went for a drive from Craighouse, the main settlement which is at the southern end of Small Isle Bay, to see how far we could go on the islands only main road. We did quite well, but in the end, husband refused to go any further due to the condition of the road, so he said…….but I know, he really just wanted to go back and start tasting the whisky, which is one of his favourites. I will post later about the whisky tasting, and an old burial site I found. The photos are a record of the drive, with the Paps of Jura, three mountains on the western side of the island, which are always in the background.
20 Replies to “A Road Trip On The Isle of Jura, Inner Hebrides, Scotland”
Beautiful photos, and such a sense of peaceful spaciousness–
Thank you, and you are quite right it is peaceful, lots of people go hiking on the mountains, just to get way from it all 🙂
It is wonderful that there are such lovely places still.
Oh yes, the west coast of Scotland is full of the them 🙂
Here near Woodstock NY in the US has a lot of them too, thanks goodness! The view of the mountains and trees is gorgeous, and the Hudson River is nearby too.
Yes you have some wonderful places in the US, my brother has lived there for over 40 years and we have visited a few times and enjoyed every trip 🙂
Beautiful place! Wonder if I will ever get there?
Well you will if you make your mind up to do it, Wales this year, maybe Scotland in a couple of years time 🙂
Lovely to see more of your Scottish travels. I remember reading last year about the Caledonian ferry you took around some of the Scottish Islands. They were lovely photos too.
Thank you, Scotland like Wales is so photogenic, you just can’t stop taking photos 🙂
Awesome landscape, Lynne! Hope you had a good week! Marcus
Thank you Marcus, hope you have a good one 🙂 Lynne
Really enjoyed these photographs. The long roads and the sense of distance and remoteness.
Glad you are enjoying them, its a lovely place to visit, not a lot of people go, as you have to catch 2 ferries to get there 🙂
Beautiful! The old church and the old barn with the blue cart in front …. loved them
Glad you liked them, I liked the blue Cart as well 🙂
Thank you 🙂
Such a stunning and sparse series of photos. I came back to look over them again.
Thank you, glad you made a return trip 🙂