I have been spending the last few months preparing for a circumnavigation of the Isle of Jura and the day had finally arrived. Joining me were Simon, Chris, Jules and Martin. The trip came about simply by posting an open invitation on social media. We allowed ourselves a week to complete the trip and the pre-trip weather forecast looked very promising however likely to change.
A man down (Chris was traveling up the following day) we quickly pitched the tents at Tayvallich campsite and settled in the Tayvallich Inn on the shores of Loch Sween for an evening meal and a few pints.
At kicking out time we stumbled up the mile long lane to Carsaig Bay, eager to get our first glimpses of Jura set against a starry sky. We settled into our tents only to be woken by some inconsiderate campers who loudly chatted and played guitar until 3:30am. We all agreed to a wild camp at Carsaig Bay the following night.