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Way Out West     48 photos   Slideshow...

Club flyout to the west coast. At last the weather allows a flyout to take place again, although it did try its best to prevent us from leaving on Friday. Base camp for two nights was established on the Gigha airstrip from which some went to Northern Ireland and my mini-squadron flew to the Island of Coll, for a bbq lunch on the sand dunes, and Mull, via a spectacular Hebridean backdrop. And challenged myself to grab a photo of each final approach - without crashing!


On the way. Arran broods in the evening sun
On the way. Arran broods in..



Over Goat Fell on Arran
Over Goat Fell on Arran



Gigha ahead, with Islay beyond
Gigha ahead, with Islay bey..



Descending over the village at Gigha
Descending over the village..



Final approach at Gigha from west to east
Final approach at Gigha fro..



Base camp
Base camp



Trikes, tents and turbines
Trikes, tents and turbines



Twin beaches on Gigha where James and I wild camped last summer
Twin beaches on Gigha where..



Kim over Jura, Scarba and the Corryvreckan
Kim over Jura, Scarba and t..



Small plane, big landscape. Kim leads us past Ben More, Mull
Small plane, big landscape...



The ever-spectacular Calgary Bay, Mull
The ever-spectacular Calgar..



Island of Coll with Tiree in the distance
Island of Coll with Tiree i..



Descending to the amazing new runway at Coll
Descending to the amazing n..



Unmistakable Hebridean beaches, downwind to land at Coll with Tiree in the distance
Unmistakable Hebridean beac..



Final approach to Coll
Final approach to Coll



Kim lands at Coll
Kim lands at Coll



Gordon and Jill about to land at Coll
Gordon and Jill about to la..



Coll Aerodrome
Coll Aerodrome



Welcome to Coll
Welcome to Coll



Are they trying to tell us something?
Are they trying to tell us ..



Cows on the beach, Coll
Cows on the beach, Coll



Lunch in the dunes on Coll
Lunch in the dunes on Coll



Me and my microlight at Coll airfield
Me and my microlight at Col..



Kim lines up for departure from Coll
Kim lines up for departure ..



Amazing north-west coast of Coll
Amazing north-west coast of..



Amazing north-west coast of Coll
Amazing north-west coast of..



Yet more white sand and turquoise water
Yet more white sand and tur..



Almost at the north end of Coll
Almost at the north end of ..



Northern tip of Coll
Northern tip of Coll



Glenforsa airfield, Mull
Glenforsa airfield, Mull



Final approach to Glenforsa on Mull
Final approach to Glenforsa..



Refilled with tea and petrol, Gordon and Jill about to depart Mull
Refilled with tea and petro..



Lined up for takeoff from Mull as Gordon and Jill climb out
Lined up for takeoff from M..



Mull magic
Mull magic



The bridge over the Atlantic - Seil Island
The bridge over the Atlanti..



Home sweet home - Gigha approaches again
Home sweet home - Gigha app..



Gigha
Gigha



Final approach to Gigha - east to west this time
Final approach to Gigha - e..



Tied down for another night at Gigha
Tied down for another night..



Microlights put to bed so the owners can go to the pub
Microlights put to bed so t..



Achamore Gardens, Gigha. Walking off the hangovers before flying home
Achamore Gardens, Gigha. Wa..



Achamore Gardens
Achamore Gardens



Newly-wed microlighters, David and Natalie in the bamboo, Achamore
Newly-wed microlighters, Da..



Flying team - Natalie, David, Jill, Gordon, Kim, me
Flying team - Natalie, Davi..



Microlights at Gigha ready to fly home
Microlights at Gigha ready ..



Homeward bound, over Bute
Homeward bound, over Bute



Nearly home
Nearly home



Watching the jets land beneath us at Edinburgh
Watching the jets land bene..