Leaving Jura – great weather.

​ I was up early in Jura and the weather was superb and what great views.I had a walk along the shore and it was such an incredible place to be! I was still tired from yesterday but the early morning walk loosens the joints! 

The Jura Hotel breakfast was superb and I had to have the Lich Fynne kippers they were great as was the service and the views . 

We had some time before the ferry and went for a cycle the weather cleared from the tops and we saw the summits at last! What a stunning place to be ! The single tracked road was busy but it was great to see the care taken by the drivers to us on the bikes! The views dominated by the sea and the space and ever changing light!

The Paps of Jura clear at last and looking superb with the conical tops and rough steep loose scree!

There is so much to see on the Island and we had only a short time so I must come back but we enjoyed the cycle!

It was then time to get wet as a shower came in and then coffee in the Antler cafe a busy place near the Jura Distillery! Then into the local community shop for some postcards.  

It was then back to the Hotel and pick up the rest of our gear and head to the ferry! We had met our skipper Nicol who was everywhere  in Craighouse on the Island a real character!

The weather was superb and the sea so calm it was sad to leave the island on the Jura passenger ferry !

It was an hour back to the mainland on flat calm seas what a trip outstanding views and the Paps clear at last ! This was the West Coast at its finest. 


The journey back was out on the small deck taking in the sun. It was warm and so different from yesterday and I enjoyed the journey! 

On the way back getting near Tayvallich the skipper cut the engines and we saw the Puffer pass close by – smoke billowing  from the funnel and so silent what an finale to our trip!

It was then into the beautiful harbour of Tayvallich with its boats, sun  and stunning surrounds!   

leaving Jura a special place

 It was a long drive back after a busy 2 days in Jura it took 5 hours to get home with a stop for tea at Spean Bridge! The hills were looking great and though tired I enjoyed the drive! 

I dropped Bab’s of at home and then was glad to get home get the gear sorted and an early night! The busy time had taken its toll. It was great to be out and this time last year I was still struggling with my health.

Another island visited but only a short stop so many other things to do and see what a place this wee country this is ! 

 Jura was magic despite the weather on the hill, the hospitality and kindness was true Island hospitality and I will be back ! Thanks Jura for a great trip and for Bab’s for the idea!

Now about the Paps of Jura race? 

The Jura Folk Festival ?

George Orwell book  1984 was written in Jura this painting is in the Jura Hotel!

And of course visit the Jura Distillery all in the next visits! 

Living the dream! 

About heavywhalley.MBE

After dinner speaker Lecturer and Mountain Rescue Specialist. Environmentalist. Spent 36 years with RAF Mountain Rescue and 4 years with a civilian Team . Still an active Mountaineer and loves the wild places.
This entry was posted in Articles, Corbetts, Enviroment, Family, Friends, Local area and events to see, Mountain Biking, Views Political?, Weather. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.