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.
On our trip to Jura in 2016, the ferry from Islay, docked at Feolin and then we drove to Craighouse, the main settlement on Jura. We were travelling to Jura for the Whisky Festival, but we also wanted to explore a little of the Island, which is beautiful, wild and remote. This post is the trip to Craighouse and then a few of the harbour, there are a few islands in the harbour and collectively they are called The Small Isles. The weather wasn’t that great, it started fine, but progressed to brolly and mac, in a very short time, but it was still very beautiful. More to follow.
In two days, we are going to Scotland for our May holiday, but this year we are going for eighteen days. We have never been away from home this long before, and have lots of things planned, but I have a horrible feeling the weather is not going to be as nice this year, as it was last year. We have been very lucky in the past, so fingers crossed we get a few rain free days 🙂 I still have lots of photos from last year, but I shall just keep posting them. I found this milestone in 2016 (I collect photos of milestones and have a category for them) at Craighouse, the only main settlement on the Isle of Jura. I think it says Craighouse one mile to the Ferry, until thirty years ago you could catch a car ferry direct from the mainland, but now there is only the car ferry from Islay. There is small high speed ferry from the mainland for foot passengers, so the milepost could be of use again. But this post is really where the sign is positioned, just look at that view, beautiful.