The descending darkness was a harbinger of a change in the weather.
Thick dark clouds prevented any real colourful sunset.
An hour earlier it was still the sunny isle.
The ferry left in blue skies.
The decision was made to visit Balephuil beach.
In a vain attempt to capture the sunset.
(The chauffeur’s favoured beach)
From West Hynish we looked across Loch A’Phuil to Ben Hough.
There was but a hint of colour in the western sky.
The Ben looked more rugged in the darkness.
“Did you see it?”
“Watch! There it is again!”
It was the Skerryvore Lighthouse beam.
“Do you hear it?”
You could hardly miss it.
The birdsong coming from the shoreline.
Listening carefully you could also hear birdsong from the dunes.
Deepening darkness robbed us of colour.
The thick cloud stole the sunset.
Yet the walk was beautiful.
The chauffeur’s fond farewell to Balephuil for another visit.
This is “Life on Tiree’ as darkness descends.