Colonsay for Lunch     fullscreen slideshow | other albums

One of the most memorable microlighting day trips. Sea to sky sunshine, blue skies from east coast to west, dramatic Hebridean scenes unfolding beneath. Then, generous wide tarmac runway, golden sands and turquoise waters, pre-lunch swimming in the sea (well some of them did) and barbeque on the beach. Hellish crosswind though, which made for entertaining arrivals. Unforgettable.

Getting ready to go

G-RIBA over Ayrshire

Goat Fell on Arran

Tarbert and West Loch Tarbert


First glimpse of distant Colonsay with Jura in the foreground

The Paps of Jura

The Paps of Jura

North coast of Islay

Island of Colonsay

The strand between Oronsay and Colonsay

The strand between Oronsay and Colonsay

Airstrip difficult to miss

Traigh nam Barc

Incredible new tarmac airstrip on Colonsay

Downwind for Colonsay with Jura in the background

Final for runway 11 at Colonsay

Glad to be down after a difficult arrival

The terminal building and fire station

Airport paraphernalia

Kim and Mike "arrive"

It's ok Kim, you're down now. You can open your eyes

Walking to the beach

Richard tests the emergency procedures

Glen and Jenia bravely take a dip

Cooking lunch

Mike returns from the deep, scallopless sadly

Not a bad spot for a barbeque

The amazing new Colonsay tarmac

Hunkered down in the wind

G-RIBA at Colonsay

Homeward bound