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Camera: Canon EOS 50D, Lens: @ 35mm, ISO: 100, Aperture: f13, Shutter: 1/250

Taken looking out over Loch Fyne, a sea loch on the west coast of Argyll and Bute, Scotland. It extends 65 kilometres inland from the Sound of Bute, making it the longest of the sea lochs, and it is connected to the Sound of Jura by the Crinan Canal. Loch Fyne has a reputation for its oyster fishery, and as a consequence the loch has given its name to the locally-owned Loch Fyne Oysters and to the associated Loch Fyne Restaurants. It is also notable for its herring-fishing industry, and hence the famous Loch Fyne Kipper, originally caught using the drift-net method. In the mid-19th century, Loch Fyne was the centre of the battle between the traditional drift-net fishermen and the new trawl-net fishermen who sprang up around Tarbert and Campbeltown in 1833. The loch is a popular area for sport diving and fishing. It is also a popular tourist destination with attractions such as Inveraray Castle and the nearby ruins of Castle MacEwan and old lachlan castle. Dolphins, seals and otters inhabit the loch, and basking sharks can appear in its waters during the summer months. In the north the terrain is mountainous, with the Arrochar Alps, Beinn Bhuidhe, Glen Shira, Glen Fyne, Glen Croe, Arrochar, Tyndrum and Loch Lomond nearby. Also, in WWII, there were around a quarter of a million troops trained at HMS Quebec, No.1 Combined Training Centre, Inveraray in amphibious-landing techniques on the shores of Loch Fyne prior to the D-day landings.

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loch fyne, argyll and bute, scotland, lochs, lakes, landscapes

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  • Tom Gomez
    Tom Gomezover 1 year ago

    Lovely view …

  • Thank so much Tom.

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  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 1 year ago

  • Thank you Ray.

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  • John Velocci
    John Velocciover 1 year ago

  • Thank you.

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  • Kate Adams
    Kate Adamsover 1 year ago

    Beautiful Christine, great dof!!…very interesting history.

  • Thank you very much Kate for both your kind words and the fave.

    – Christine Smith

  • Albert
    Albertover 1 year ago

    Beautiful Christine

  • Thank you Albert, for both your comment and the fave.

    – Christine Smith

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