After ‘The After Glow’

The Pier, Scarinish, Tiree
The Pier, Scarinish, Tiree

It is hard to imagine that about 18 hours ago I was standing on the Pier capturingthe after glow‘. Today it would have been foolhardy to venture there. The wind was gusting to 64mph, the waves were lashing the pier from a south easterly direction and the swell was impressive as rolled the length of it.

Not quite as impressive!

On Monday we were battered by a storm with winds gusting to over 70mph. On Tuesday, we had almost unbroken sunshine with no wind to talk about, The forecast for tomorrow is for a repeat of today’s weather, with anything even stronger winds. This is “Life On Tiree” – An “Island on the Edge”.

The songwriter states,
The storm may roar without me,
My heart may low be laid;
But God is round about me,
And can I be dismayed?

Although not yet announced, it appears highly unlikely that there will a ferry tomorrow. Today’s flight has been delayed, no doubt waiting for increased visibility. So a reminder of yesterday’s blue skies and sunset would not be amiss.

The After Glow, from the Pier looking West over Ben Gott

“Bright skies will soon be o’er me,
Where darkest clouds have been;
My hope I cannot measure,
My path to life is free;
My Saviour has my treasure,
And He will walk with me.”