When our brains disengage from external stimuli we begin to tap into our inner thoughts. To do this we need to break away from distractions. Silence is one way to do this, aloneness and a total absorbtion into nature. The Isle of Islay has a feel to it of being one more step removed from civilisation than other islands. It is harder to get to and not yet commercialised at all. Beaches are deserted, hard to find and often undiscovered.