The soundscapes that I recorded on my visit to the island of Coll where as spectacular and refreshing as the scenery and the solitude that the island provides. Coll, despite being similar in size to it's sister island Tiree, only hosts a population of 195 compared to Tiree's 653 making it very easy to find stunning coastline and space to yourself.
One of my favourite sounds is that of Atlantic waves crashing on Scotland's west coast beaches and it is exciting to stand by the water's edge on a beach like Feall Bay or Hogh Bay on Coll and listen for hundreds of miles out into the Atlantic Ocean. Without a doubt one of the best ways to experience the raw power of nature is to listen to the sound of waves crashing on a beach during a storm. It has even be claimed that infrasound (sound below the threshold of human hearing) from breakers on both the East and West coasts of the U.S has been detected in the Rocky Mountains!