Rubha a’ Mhail, Islay
On the 18th October 1974, the trawler the Wyre Majestic hit the rocks at Rubha a’ Mhail just along the Sound of Islay from the Bunnahabhain Distillery. She ruptured her fuel tanks and was washed hard against the rocks where all efforts to reflect her failed.
Today she is a shadow of her former self, abandoned to the tide, rusty and broken. Watched over by the Paps of Jura she lies in a beautiful location a short walk around the coast from the Bunnahabhain Distillery.
This image was taken on a lovely August day amid bight summer sunshine. I used a long exposure and a big stopper to blur the water a little to emphasis the tranquility of the location at the time I was there – a complete contrast to the October day when she arrived at Rubha a’ Mhail.
Camera: Nikon D700
Settings: F16 at 22 seconds
Grid Reference: NR 42409 73167
Inspiration: The wreck of the wire majestic and the sound of Jura
Date shot: 08/08/17