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Picture of rocks on a sandy beachPicture of a woman sitting in some rocks shaped like a comfortable chairAfter the nice morning and early afternoon at Gruinart and Ardnave we still had some left in the day. First we quickly drove to Bruichladdich to pick up a present for my parents at Islay Studios. This time they were open and I could finally give my parents their Christmas present. On the way back towards Kilchoman I decided going straight back to the cottage would be wasting a nice afternoon, turned right and drove over to Saligo.

A quick walk took us through the dunes down to the beach, where my sister found a very nice place to sit and rest while looking out over the beach. Then it was time to explore the beach, look at the rocks, the water and everything.

Picture of nicely shaped rocks on a beach Picture of two people looking around a beach

From the dunes at the southern end of the bay above Tràgh Flèisgein Mhòr we had a very nice view over Saligo Bay. For a better view you can try the Quicktime VR panorama of Saligo Bay on the west coast of Islay:

Picture of a panoramic view over a bay with a sandy beach
Picture of a bird diving towards the waterWhile I was busy taking pictures of the beach and for panoramas my sister got busy trying to take pictures of birds hunting for food:

Several gannets were hunting for fish, circling high in the air and then plunging down into the water. Quite difficult to track and take pictures of, but my sister managed to take some reasonable pictures with her long telephoto lens.

Picture of a woman taking pictures with a long lense, another woman standing next to her
Picture of the water splashing where a bird dived into the water Picture of a gannet flying low above the water
From Saligo Bay we drove back to Kilchoman, where we spent the rest of the afternoon relaxing. We also had our dinner at the cottage, before going out to enjoy another sunset.

Same as when my sister and me had watched the sunset earlier in the week we went out to the dunes above Kilchoman Beach, just behind the cemetary. Again we had some whisky, a Laphroaig Quarter Cask. My sister decided to take some pictures of the bottle against the sunset.

Finally the sun decided to set after the longest day of the year, I think it was somewhere around 22:20 (10:20pm) when it disappeared behind the hills near Saligo Bay. A nice end to a very good day.
Picture of a sunset over a bay
Picture of a bottle of Laphroaig Quarter Cask with a sunset in the background Picture of the sun setting behind low hills
If you are interested in more information about Islay, Colonsay and Jura you might also be interested in my Isle of Islay pages. There you will find many more pictures and further information about Islay, Jura and Colonsay.

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