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Four islands, four microlights, light breezes and blues skies. Camping under the wing on the islands of Gigha and Mull. Further pit stops at Jura, Oban and Bute. A fun, little Inner Hebridean mini-adventure. Even an engine problem with my microlight on Gigha that temporarily grounded me couldn't spoil this one - a phone call from the pub to another microlighter back home saw the spare part flown in the next morning. A lucky escape though - will carry a spare carb-rubber in future. Schoolboy error. Lesson learnt.



Arran




The southern tip of Bute




Gigha Island




Descending to Gigha




The Gigha Hotel




Approach




Base leg for Gigha




Final




Gigha Airstrip




Meeting the locals




Making camp




Gigha's unofficial campsite




Cows, tents and microlights




Dinner, Gigha Hotel




A few bottles later




Full cooked Scottish breakfast




Achamore Gardens, Gigha




Achamore Gardens, Gigha




Achamore Gardens, Gigha




Achamore Gardens, Gigha




Achamore Gardens, Gigha




Climbing out over Achamore House




And over the Gigha Hotel




Gigha ferry




Gigha's east coast




Point of Knap




Island of Danna




Paps of Jura - Beinn an Oir




Paps of Jura - Beinn a Chaolais




Looking straight down the airstrip from the Paps




Descending from the Paps




Descending from the Paps




Crosswind for Jura




Downwind




Jura Airstrip




Mike's Reggie Perrin moment




An eclipse of the Paps




Local flora and microlights




Echo Alpha and me




Parked on Jura




Resting on Jura




Ready for departure




Scarba




Lunga




Loch Spelve, Mull




Oban




Parked at Oban




Backtracking the new runway, Oban




The route