The island environment concentrates the mind; to be on the island is to cross a threshold into a space of light and energy where the convergence of elemental forces of nature, history and the spirituality of human life can be experienced completely. Close to the elements, always aware of the edge, being open and sensitive to  the natural world -  rock, wind, sea-birds and mammals, the primeval sea and the tiniest plant, all in a delicate balance, in need of our protection and respect.