Tiree: Mystery Solved

Is it just being plain nosey or is it an enquiring mind? Just why was the MV Uskmoor moored at the pier in Gott Bay? Was it to do some further work on this prominent structure? Apparently not!

With the wind dropped, the vessel with barge in tow moved out of the bay and round the coast, stopping just along from the lighthouse. The barge was left in situ while the Usknoor moored alongside the pier at Scarinish Old Harbour. A member of the crew in search of something for breakfast came ashore enquiring if the Co-Op was open. Here was the opportunity to solve the mystery.

On board the barge was a plough. A plough that was there to bury the broadband cable on the seabed. The fibre-optic cable which stretches all the way from Calgary Bay on the Isle of Mull to the Telephone Building at Scarinish was already laid, the barge was here to ensure that it got a decent burial, out of harm’s way.

In the grand scheme of things there are bigger questions than why a particular vessel is berthed at the pier. The enquiring mind asks such questions as, ‘What is life all about?’ ‘Who am I?’ ‘Am I here just to pass on my genes to the next generation?’ (Genes is spelt correctly) It wants to find answers to life’s questions, it’s joys and sorrows.

One enquiring mind has commented, ‘God has made everything beautiful for its own time. He has planted eternity in the human heart, but even so, people cannot see the whole scope of God’s work from beginning to end.’  {The Bible: Ecclesiastes 3:11)

Go on! Be nosey!

Photo of MV Uskmoor
Mission Accomplished – Time to stow away the gear