A welcome landmark when you arrive by ferry in Port Ellen Islay is the beautiful Carraig Fhada lighthouse. It has a unique design and consists of two attached square towers. The Carraig Fhada lighthouse was commissioned by Walter Frederick Campbell in 1832 to commemorate Lady Ellenor Campbell to whom the village of Port Ellen across the bay was named after as well. The pictures in the rotating gallery were taken on a very quiet morning in April when the sun was trying it’s best to burn away the clouds. It did not succeed but the soft light through the milky clouds was breathtaking.
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.