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Friday, 02/Oct/2009

Friday Islay Picture #122 - Stormy October in Machir Bay

Friday Islay Picture in stencil

It's Friday evening and regular readers will know what that means, time for the Friday Islay picture. Quite possibly best enjoyed with a nice wee dram of Islay single malt whisky. In particular keeping in mind the topic of the picture and the time of the year, central heating day having just passed. With a forecast of 50 mph gales for Islay this weekend I thought this picture was quite fitting:

Picture of a wide bay with a sandy beach on a stormy day, foam blowing up on the beach

That's of course Machir Bay and Kilchoman Beach on the west coast of Islay, taken on a stormy day in October 2008, just over a year ago. Dark clouds rushing past, spray in the air, waves breaking over the rocks at the southern end of the bay. Quite a bit of ‘foam’ washed up and blowing over the beach (I think it's from some algae?).

As usual I'll post the larger version (larger as in more than twice as big) on the Islay Pictures photoblog on Saturday morning. Until then I'm going to pour another dram of Laphroaig. Good night for now, don't forget to batten down the hatches if you're on Islay!

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