Tiree specialises in spectacular sunsets. Low lying and with big skies no matter where you live on the island sunsets are special. At the west end of the island the sun sets over the Atlantic Ocean, here on the east we have the ‘Big Bay’ (Gott Bay) and the Passage of Tiree.
Coming and going to the pier at Gott Bay, the sounds of sunset can be heard. Children playing, making the most of the longer hours of daylight. The waves rolling in and breaking on the shore. The occasional gull crying overhead. A fisherman working at his boat.
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Down by the pier were some of the sights accompanying the setting sun. Some friendly dogs coming greeting. The waves rolling in and breaking on the rocks near to the pier. A seal newly returned to the sheltered waters in the lee of the pier.
Then there is the setting sun reflected on the waves.
Again and again they power in.
Stop! Look! Listen!
Then wonder at the sun as it sets crimson.
Stop and wonder at the work of the Creator.
The power of the waves. The crimson skies. The eyes that see.
Time for one last look
What’s that above the setting sun?
Yes! It’s the moon.