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Never give up hope… Perch Rock revisited

Doesn’t take much to re-vist, to be honest as it’s less than half an hour away from here, but a couple of years ago I was bemoaning the fact that this is a very popular spot with photographers around here – too popular.

Yet, there I was last night seeing whether the sunset that I’d seen while walking the dog at about 8 o’clock, would result in something interesting up at New Brighton.


When I got there, about 20 minutes before sunset, there was a large bank of cloud sitting on the horizon, over the Irish Sea. There would be no spectaculars this evening. I tried a couple of shots with the half moon behind the lighthouse, but they didn’t work, so I decided to head home.

As I left, via a slightly different route back off the sand, I turned to look at the lighthouse again. And saw this…

All-quiet-at-Perch-RockNow, this isn’t the best ever shot of this place, but it is unique.

I was the only person there, taking photographs.


The singing sands on Islay

As maybe the last little entry while still away, I thought I’d share this fabulous beach, on which we were the only two people and dog.

Just west of Port Ellen, on the south coast of Islay, a short walk past the lighthouse brings you to The Singing Sands beach. I will edit this with its correct name when I can.

Crystal clear water, wonderful clean sand, rock pools. In Cornwall the place would be packed, but up here you have the place to yourself. It’s a top spot if ever there was one.