In the north of the Isle of Jura, between the Isle of Scarba and Jura, is the Corryvreckan Whirlpool. Corryvreckan is the third largest of these natural phenomenons and can be a spectacular sight to see. The dangerous currents, standing waves and sudden calm waters between the two islands of Jura and Scarba usually appear around the changing of the tides, and most of all during … [Read more...] about Visiting The Corryvreckan Whirlpool from Jura
The name Jura is believed to originate from the Norse 'Island of the Deer' but do we know that for certain? I know I have it written down on the main page of my website which doesn't mean it's true of course. When I heard about the island for the first time and started reading about it in several books and online, the most common explanation for the name was Island of Deer. … [Read more...] about Jura – Island of Deer or The Cursed Isle?