You think Photography is easy? This location proves it isn’t. Walking this Harris beach jolts your senses and herein lies the problem. Its not about bagging a winning shot, but more a fear, a feeling of what you have to lose if you fail. The goal is the next shot, never more than that. Luskentyre (headland fort, disappeared) is often voted best beach in Scotland/UK/Europe/world. I understand why.
You are alone on this beach. Yet sounds of waves crash on the shoreline, winds whistle your ears and the views..oh the scenery. And smell, yes the salty fresh and sweet odours ream the nostrils clean. Take your shoes off – feel the sand, squeeze grains between toes, scrunched satisfyingly underfoot. Alone, but never lonely. Mother nature has your hand.
More photography from Luskentyre and other beaches will follow. It is one of the charms of The Hebrides and their many long, golden (or white) unspoilt beaches with turquoise waters. A contemplative, inspirational and rejuvenating Scottish palace without buildings. The experience defines optimism. Mother nature is your constant companion and what a journey.