Iona Beach. ( Pancreatic Cancer Enhanced Recovery Programme - Glasgow Royal Infirmary )
I was whisked to this small island near Iona on a rib, from Mull. I was there to photograph holiday activities such as water skiing, beach picnics and a game of rounders, for use in a brochure. It was a brilliant July day, and on the way over from Mull we had already seen and photographed a pod of dolphins. When exploring this area, particularly by boat, you are never sure exactly what you may come across. In the past, I have seen killer whales and even a huge basking shark.
This tiny island, lies just off the northern end of Iona, and had become a favourite spot of my hosts and their children, when holidaying on Mull. They found it attractive because it was always deserted and had a ‘Swallows and Amazons’ appeal for the kids. It is also very beautiful as it shares many of the visual qualities that Iona is renowned for, and which has attracted artists over the years.
The photography of the water skiing, rounders and the barbecue lunch was easily accomplished, which meant I had unexpected time to explore. This is when I fully began to appreciate the outstanding array of colours that surrounded us. You didn't really have to look much further than where we had bought the boat ashore!