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Picture of a view to some mountains in the late evening light Having relaxed after our walk around Kilchoman earlier in the day we decided watching the sunset would be fitting end to a great day. At about 21:30 we picked up our cameras, a glass and a bottle of sunset and left for the dunes.

Soon after leaving we already had the first nice views, the Paps of Jura looking quite nice in the distance in the evening light. Crossing the field towards the Kilchoman Military Cemetery the Kilchoman Crags looked very nice in the warm light, our bodies throwing long shadows on the ground.

As we had some time left we had another look at the Kilchoman Military Cemetery, which looked very peaceful in the mild evening light.
Picture of a view to some crags over a field in the late evening lights Picture of headstones in a military cemetery in the evening light

We stopped and sat down just behind the cemetery, using an old plank as an improvised bench. It was still a wee while until the actual sunset, time to enjoy the beautiful view in some great light. For a better view you can also try the 180° panorama of the view over Kilchoman Beach and Machir Bay at sunset on the Isle of Islay:

Picture of a beautiful bay on Islay in the late evening light just before sunset
I opened the Laphroaig and poured myself a wee dram, also allowing my sister to nose it (she doesn't drink alcohol but likes the smell of a good Islay Single Malt). We watched the sun starting to set over Carn Mòr at the northern end of Machir Bay, noticing the sheep and cattle settling down for the night.

After about 15 minutes watching the sun setting it was really sunset for us, the sun disappeared behind Cnoc Mòr with a very colourful sky providing a suitable background. It was now 22:15 (10:15pm), still far from dark though.

We enjoyed the calm after sunset before slowly walking back to the cottage with the remaining light. It actually didn't get fully dark until way past 23:00 (11:00pm). A great start to this holiday!
Picture of the sun setting over some low hills near a shore
Picture of the sun setting over some low hills near a shore, almost gone at this stage Picture of the sun disappearing behind some 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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