Winter is often a great time for watching waves coming in from the Atlantic Ocean and there is probably no better place on Islay to do so than on the south-western tip of the island, at Port Wemyss and Portnahaven. The latter is particularly interesting around Claddach, the part between Portnahaven and the Currie Sands, close to where the Wavegen Power Station used to be. The Power Station is dismantled but it remains a fabulous place to watch sunsets, and most of all waves. Today was such a day, wall to wall sunshine and a rather turbulent sea at times. The waves sounded like thunder when they crashed on the rocks.