The last of the western drive-able islands required a return visit to Islay to get to it. I thought I’d do a round trip and return to Colonsay as well but ferry issues meant that was not to be. We lost a few hours on Jura due to rushing back to try to get a ferry cancellation to get back to the mainland earlier (I was ill so it seemed a good idea at the time) – as we couldn’t we could potentially have had longer on Jura in better weather.
Being on Islay for another 2 days wasn’t a terrible thing as the weather was good and we discovered there are nice sand beaches though the best ones require a little bit of effort to get to.
We headed up to Lochaber for a few days when we did get back to the mainland.
Why visit Jura?
The ferry crossing can look a little exciting as the water flows quickly through the Sound of Islay.
There is one road on Jura. Driving to its northern end and then walking might get you a view of the Corryvreckan whirlpool and also takes you to the Lussa gin distillery.
If you’re a walker who likes mountains the Paps of Jura must be a good reason for visiting.
The wildlife outnumbers the people by a large amount.
Last but not least Jura makes its own whisky.