To guarantee sunny weather try inviting a relative
who wants to experience wild, wintry weather on Tiree.
Their ferry crossing was on an almost flat calm sea with bright blue skies.
Unlike a few days ago there was no swell to prevent berthing.
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After lunch we headed for the Maze.
Driving along we spotted a hare, then moments later another two.
It seemed a bit early, but the two appeared to be having a boxing match.
The ‘Maze’ is a recent name given by windsurfers to Tràigh Thòrasdail.
“Ahhhh, the Maze, long powerful, peaking, pure wave riding heaven.’
“This gem of a Scottish wave . . .”
The word is out . . .
“When big the Maze is only suitable for experts
because it can be very tricky to get out,
and your peachy wave ride
may often end with a good swim.
When it is smaller it is good fun for everyone.”
With recent storms a fading memory and almost no wind
the Maze was still an amazing place to visit.
It was a sun trap and a joy to explore.
The tide was coming in . . .
and although a calm day . . .
there were still some good waves.
By the time we were taking our leave the sun was setting.
As we made our way to the car we met a man.
A man with his dog – a black lab.
We had only been remarking that
we did not know who posted as ‘7 Degrees West’.
Now we had the answer – Malcolm Steel of Kilkenneth.
He has some amazing photographs, including the Maze and Sandaig.
And just like the day before
the evening ended with a beautiful crescent moon.
As the old saying, ‘the new moon with the old moon in its arms’.
This is ‘Life on Tiree’.