The beach at Kilchoman is without a doubt one of the nicest beaches on Islay and over the course of the winter we have been there many many times, and we have also seen the bay and dunes from the radio station. Each time we were at Kilchoman Beach the light was different and every time it was special, even on a rainy day. Last week however the light was even more amazing. There was bright sunshine in between dark clouds and because it was later in the afternoon there was a lot of yellow in the light which reflected on the dunes, the sand and the reeds in front of the coastguard cottages. It created beautiful views of one of our favourite beaches on Islay. Below a rotating gallery with some pictures of Kilchoman Beach and the Dunes.
Living near the sea offers magical moments and is a treat for the senses. The constantly changing light over Loch Indaal is stunning at times, the sunrises can be amazing and occasionally there are dolphins playing. All this can be observed from our living room. Another pleasant view are the fishing boats passing by, always in different light. Today the CN357 was fishing quite close to the shore and with the beautiful light in between the showers it was a very picturesque view.
A couple of years ago I would never have dared to post pictures on my Islay Gallery website or Islay Info website taken with a smartphone. The quality of the cameras inside the smartphones back then was rather poor. Nowadays cameras inside smartphones are of a much better quality and this results in more and more smartphones replacing the small point and shoot cameras.