The Kyles of Bute

Last Friday I was heading back from a day in Tighnabruach in Argyll, there is a lovely viewpoint at the high point on the road between there and Glendaruel. There was a hazy, misty quality to the light so I stopped to take a few landscape snaps. They weren’t great, but I thought the Kyles and Loch Riddon were worth a bit of post processing in Lightroom.

You can just see the Colintraive to Rhubodach ferry in the centre of the picture. I believe it might just be the shortest ferry crossing in Scotland; I must check that out one day?

A wider angle shot of Loch Riddon and Loch Ruel with the Kyles in the top centre. (The Kyles are the narrows between the Cowal Peninsula and the Isle of Bute on the right).

And a close-up of the Kyles in black and white. Rothesay is visible on the Isle of Bute in the upper right. The beautiful River Clyde beyond.

Someone had left these carnations tied to the fence of the viewpoint. I don’t know why, but they were irresistible to this photographer.

If you haven’t visited Argyll, I recommend that you do at the first opportunity.


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