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




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