Way Out West 06 May 2012, 48 photos

On the way. Arran broods in the evening sun

On the way. Arran broods in the evening sun (1/48)

On the way. Arran broods in the evening sun

On the way. Arran broods in the evening sun (1/48)

Over Goat Fell on Arran

Over Goat Fell on Arran (2/48)

Over Goat Fell on Arran

Over Goat Fell on Arran (2/48)

Gigha ahead, with Islay beyond

Gigha ahead, with Islay beyond (3/48)

Gigha ahead, with Islay beyond

Gigha ahead, with Islay beyond (3/48)

Descending over the village at Gigha

Descending over the village at Gigha (4/48)

Descending over the village at Gigha

Descending over the village at Gigha (4/48)

Final approach at Gigha from west to east

Final approach at Gigha from west to east (5/48)

Final approach at Gigha from west to east

Final approach at Gigha from west to east (5/48)

Base camp

Base camp (6/48)

Base camp

Base camp (6/48)

Trikes, tents and turbines

Trikes, tents and turbines (7/48)

Trikes, tents and turbines

Trikes, tents and turbines (7/48)

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

Twin beaches on Gigha where James and I wild camped last summer (8/48)

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

Twin beaches on Gigha where James and I wild camped last summer (8/48)

Kim over Jura, Scarba and the Corryvreckan

Kim over Jura, Scarba and the Corryvreckan (9/48)

Kim over Jura, Scarba and the Corryvreckan

Kim over Jura, Scarba and the Corryvreckan (9/48)

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

Small plane, big landscape. Kim leads us past Ben More, Mull (10/48)

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

Small plane, big landscape. Kim leads us past Ben More, Mull (10/48)

The ever-spectacular Calgary Bay, Mull

The ever-spectacular Calgary Bay, Mull (11/48)

The ever-spectacular Calgary Bay, Mull

The ever-spectacular Calgary Bay, Mull (11/48)

Island of Coll with Tiree in the distance

Island of Coll with Tiree in the distance (12/48)

Island of Coll with Tiree in the distance

Island of Coll with Tiree in the distance (12/48)

Descending to the amazing new runway at Coll

Descending to the amazing new runway at Coll (13/48)

Descending to the amazing new runway at Coll

Descending to the amazing new runway at Coll (13/48)

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

Unmistakable Hebridean beaches, downwind to land at Coll with Tiree in the distance (14/48)

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

Unmistakable Hebridean beaches, downwind to land at Coll with Tiree in the distance (14/48)

Final approach to Coll

Final approach to Coll (15/48)

Final approach to Coll

Final approach to Coll (15/48)

Kim lands at Coll

Kim lands at Coll (16/48)

Kim lands at Coll

Kim lands at Coll (16/48)

Gordon and Jill about to land at Coll

Gordon and Jill about to land at Coll (17/48)

Gordon and Jill about to land at Coll

Gordon and Jill about to land at Coll (17/48)

Coll Aerodrome

Coll Aerodrome (18/48)

Coll Aerodrome

Coll Aerodrome (18/48)

Welcome to Coll

Welcome to Coll (19/48)

Welcome to Coll

Welcome to Coll (19/48)

Are they trying to tell us something?

Are they trying to tell us something? (20/48)

Are they trying to tell us something?

Are they trying to tell us something? (20/48)

Cows on the beach, Coll

Cows on the beach, Coll (21/48)

Cows on the beach, Coll

Cows on the beach, Coll (21/48)

Lunch in the dunes on Coll

Lunch in the dunes on Coll (22/48)

Lunch in the dunes on Coll

Lunch in the dunes on Coll (22/48)

Me and my microlight at Coll airfield

Me and my microlight at Coll airfield (23/48)

Me and my microlight at Coll airfield

Me and my microlight at Coll airfield (23/48)

Kim lines up for departure from Coll

Kim lines up for departure from Coll (24/48)

Kim lines up for departure from Coll

Kim lines up for departure from Coll (24/48)

Amazing north-west coast of Coll

Amazing north-west coast of Coll (25/48)

Amazing north-west coast of Coll

Amazing north-west coast of Coll (25/48)

Amazing north-west coast of Coll

Amazing north-west coast of Coll (26/48)

Amazing north-west coast of Coll

Amazing north-west coast of Coll (26/48)

Yet more white sand and turquoise water

Yet more white sand and turquoise water (27/48)

Yet more white sand and turquoise water

Yet more white sand and turquoise water (27/48)

Almost at the north end of Coll

Almost at the north end of Coll (28/48)

Almost at the north end of Coll

Almost at the north end of Coll (28/48)

Northern tip of Coll

Northern tip of Coll (29/48)

Northern tip of Coll

Northern tip of Coll (29/48)

Glenforsa airfield, Mull

Glenforsa airfield, Mull (30/48)

Glenforsa airfield, Mull

Glenforsa airfield, Mull (30/48)

Final approach to Glenforsa on Mull

Final approach to Glenforsa on Mull (31/48)

Final approach to Glenforsa on Mull

Final approach to Glenforsa on Mull (31/48)

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

Refilled with tea and petrol, Gordon and Jill about to depart Mull (32/48)

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

Refilled with tea and petrol, Gordon and Jill about to depart Mull (32/48)

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

Lined up for takeoff from Mull as Gordon and Jill climb out (33/48)

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

Lined up for takeoff from Mull as Gordon and Jill climb out (33/48)

Mull magic

Mull magic (34/48)

Mull magic

Mull magic (34/48)

The bridge over the Atlantic - Seil Island

The bridge over the Atlantic - Seil Island (35/48)

The bridge over the Atlantic - Seil Island

The bridge over the Atlantic - Seil Island (35/48)

Home sweet home - Gigha approaches again

Home sweet home - Gigha approaches again (36/48)

Home sweet home - Gigha approaches again

Home sweet home - Gigha approaches again (36/48)

Gigha

Gigha (37/48)

Gigha

Gigha (37/48)

Final approach to Gigha - east to west this time

Final approach to Gigha - east to west this time (38/48)

Final approach to Gigha - east to west this time

Final approach to Gigha - east to west this time (38/48)

Tied down for another night at Gigha

Tied down for another night at Gigha (39/48)

Tied down for another night at Gigha

Tied down for another night at Gigha (39/48)

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

Microlights put to bed so the owners can go to the pub (40/48)

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

Microlights put to bed so the owners can go to the pub (40/48)

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

Achamore Gardens, Gigha. Walking off the hangovers before flying home (41/48)

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

Achamore Gardens, Gigha. Walking off the hangovers before flying home (41/48)

Achamore Gardens

Achamore Gardens (42/48)

Achamore Gardens

Achamore Gardens (42/48)

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

Newly-wed microlighters, David and Natalie in the bamboo, Achamore (43/48)

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

Newly-wed microlighters, David and Natalie in the bamboo, Achamore (43/48)

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

Flying team - Natalie, David, Jill, Gordon, Kim, me (44/48)

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

Flying team - Natalie, David, Jill, Gordon, Kim, me (44/48)

Microlights at Gigha ready to fly home

Microlights at Gigha ready to fly home (45/48)

Microlights at Gigha ready to fly home

Microlights at Gigha ready to fly home (45/48)

Homeward bound, over Bute

Homeward bound, over Bute (46/48)

Homeward bound, over Bute

Homeward bound, over Bute (46/48)

Nearly home

Nearly home (47/48)

Nearly home

Nearly home (47/48)

Watching the jets land beneath us at Edinburgh

Watching the jets land beneath us at Edinburgh (48/48)

Watching the jets land beneath us at Edinburgh

Watching the jets land beneath us at Edinburgh (48/48)