They get into my writing. Especially at the moment, when the sun is shining and I'm brewing a new novella set on an imaginary stretch of coast that - surprisingly - bears a strong resemblance to where I live, but re-organised to suit me.
It's not all sunshine though, the beaches are just as good in the winter, provided you can stand upright in the wind. Sometimes they are better, as you get them to yourself, if no one else is mad enough to venture out.
I was trying to think of a way to describe what we are, now we have the mainland links - and came up with lots of lovely words. Hey, I'm a writer, I love words. I was wondering about isthmus (try saying that after a few beers)
But this is a long way from a promontory, which is apparently a high cliff jutting out into a sea or lake. Now I always imagined it as a long finger of land - more like a peninsula, actually. It just shows you what you can learn from the dictionary. (and I have to say, from the Internet, where you get pictures.)
We probably have all three of those things on the Island. I've attached pictures, so you can have a look.
That's another thing about being on an island - there's always something to photograph ...