The only road on Jura, from Feolin to “Road End” beyond Ardlussa, is never far from the southern and eastern shore of the Island. The sea in the south is called “The Sound of Islay” and the sea between the Isle of Jura and Kintyre on the mainland is called “The Sound of Jura”. The distance between the two is 25km in the south, between Craighouse and Kilberry, and 10km in the north, between Barnhill and Crinan. The road on Jura offers not only stunning views of the island itself but you get to see amazing views over the sea towards the mainland. The colours of the water change constantly and with every season. In the winter you can often see the snow on the hills in the Highlands. From a weather point of view it’s a fabulous road as well, especially with rapidly changing conditions when showers come and go. You might not like the rain but the views over the sea towards the passing showers is magnificent as you can see in the pictures below taken a few weeks ago.
amy higgins says
beautiful detail and lighting. peaceful. i used to live on the beach in florida and my fondest memories are of watching storms approach the shoreline from the atlantic ocean.