Camusdarach Beach is on the northwest coast of Scotland. I wanted to see it because it’s one of the beaches featured in the David Puttnam film Local Hero. It’s where Ben’s shack was built against the sand-dunes at the far end of the bay.
It’s a beautiful place in the da time, a few miles north of Arisaig looking out towards the islands of Rhum, Eigg, Muck and Skye.
At sunset, it became a magical place. The light and the colours were unforgettable.
In England and Wales we have sunsets followed by increasing darkness and night. In Scotland they have sunset and then the gloamin’ which can last hours depending on how north you are where the light changes casting everything in spectacularly rosy hues.