As promised, here’s a nice picture of Gigha to make you all jealous. The view shows the Twin Beaches at the northern end of the island; in the distance you can just make out Islay behind the small island and Jura to the right.
The Twin Beaches on the Isle of Gigha
Typically, the much-anticipated gorgeous weather did not materialise, at least on the mainland, but it was reasonable over on the island itself.
The crossing to Gigha takes 25 minutes from the small pier at Tayinloan. There was a bit of a swell running and the ferry rocked quite pleasantly with invigourating sprays of seawater coming over the bows.
Gigha is a very friendly and easy place since it was bought by the islanders themselves a few years ago. There is open access to all parts of the island, observing the usual courtesies, of course, and a network of paths is being developed alongside a book of walks which are obtainable from the post office. Well worth a visit.