The Sanaigmore Cliffs can be seen from many parts of Islay and climbing one of them was always on my “To Do List”. As the weather was amazing today, blue skies, nice temperatures and a light northerly breeze, we decided it was ideal for a walk. So we went to go Sanaigmore and this time not to walk on the beautiful beach but to climb one of the impressive Sanaigmore cliffs. The walk up there is pretty straight forward. You basically follow the impressive shoreline to the west until you reach a beautiful and very secluded beach. There you’ll head back south to round the bay and then back west straight up the cliff. We did the second one from the right, which is 98 metres above sea level. The views from up there are quite stunning and you can see from Mull and Colonsay on a clear day and much of the northern part of Islay. The entire walk, from Sanaigmore to the top of the cliff and back, was not more than two hours. This time of year walking is rather good as the bracken is still very small, this will change when summer progresses. Next time we’ll […]
Today was an exceptional day on Islay, it was incredibly clear with lots of sunshine and very pleasant temperatures. A lovely spring day and the winter storms and gales have already been long forgotten, such is life I guess. Due to the clear conditions I took the 400mm tele lens out and shot some distant Islay views, both from the Sanaigmore Road and across the loch, that is from Bruichladdich and Port Charlotte looking over Loch Indaal towards the central part of Islay. With some more clouds in the afternoon the patches of dark and light were nicely spread over the hills and rocks which resulted in a nice atmosphere. The gallery below has pictures all shot at 400mm and all of them are taken today. If you look closely you can identify three Islay Distilleries – Kilchoman – Bowmore and Gartbreck.
This picture of the Geese over Loch Indaal was taken during a walk to the old peat banks of Bruichladdich Distillery, above Conisby, on a cold and frosty morning in February. There was hardly any wind and with the sun coming up it was magic, Islay at its best!