It is hard to believe that just 24 hours ago Tiree was being assaulted by winds gusting up to 75mph. For hour after hour (6-8 hours) the wind kept hammering the island with gusts over 60mph. The gable end flashing, holding the roof tiles of our home, suffered minor damage, but thankfully a temporary repair has been carried out. We lost power for about 15 minutes, but all we had to do was light a few more candles. Compared to some many parts of the UK, Tiree has got off extremely lightly.
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Although the morning was wet, the afternoon proved to be calm. Making the most of the weather we headed west to walk up the roadway at Hough to the Comms Station at the top of Beinn Mhurstat. In the glow of the setting sun we could see Skerryvore, Barra Head and Barra.
Stopping at Sandaig we witnessed the sun setting.
It cast a warm glow over the sky.
The sea and even puddles were transformed.
Finally we stopped at Heylipol to capture the after glow
as it lit up the Golf Ball on Ben Hynish.