Looking east over Broad Bay with Point in the distance and the mountains of the mainland on the horizon.
Another view towards Tolsta with Tong sands in the foreground.
The village of Coll where I grew up. Tiumpan Head light house can just be seen in the top right.
Another shot towards Tong over the sands, Sandwick in the foreground.
Coll beach in the center of the shot. My local beach as a kid.
Stornoway looking south west.
A closer shot of the town. Goat island on the left and the castle grounds on the opposite side of the bay.
The offending plane. Not exactly a jumbo but pretty expensive for the owner I'd imagine.
It's not very often you get put into a holding pattern when you're flying into Stornoway. I wasn't even aware of a holding pattern on the island. I thought you could just cruise around at your leisure. The co-pilot came across the tannoy to announce that an aircraft had crashed on the 2nd runway and they were awaiting assistance from the fire service. This half an hour sojourn above Stornoway and the surrounding area gave some fantastic opportunities to take a few snaps. They came out surprisingly well considering the scratched state of aircraft windows. Quite a few did have to be discarded due to the engine exhaust getting in the shot.