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Kilchoan harbour

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Kilchoan harbour
Ardnamurchan - Kilchoan, Highlands and Islands, Scotland
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About the photo:

The village of Kilchoan is on the southern shore of the Ardnamurchan peninsula. From the jetty at Kilchoan harbour a regular ferry service crosses to Tobermory on the Isle of Mull. I actually came to Kilchoan to photograph Mingary Castle across the bay to the east. Then I noticed a pair of seabirds perched on a reef jutting out into the harbour. They very nicely held still while I took this photo!

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