Mixing waters, Islay
Islay is an island which survives, it seems, largely by its famed ability to make Whisky.
The peaty streams that often drain on to hebridean beaches are dyed whisky brown colour. This fresh water, drained through the damp moss, stains oxide ripples in the sand, overtaken by the force of the incoming salt water, its stream bed lost in the mass of the sea at high tide. Each time it reappears the channel and its patterns are subtly altered, endlessly varied.