Tiree’s Silvery Seas

Yesterday, Tiree Topped the Met-Office’s Extremes
(Data issued 00:02 on Fri 29 Apr 2016)
For Strathclyde:
Lowest maximum temperature – Tiree 4.9 °C
Highest precipitation – Tiree 25.4 mm
Sunniest – Tiree 4.5 hours
and for the UK
Highest precipitation – Tiree 25.4 mm

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What a stark contrast.
Blue Skies have replaced snow laden clouds.
Consequently leaden seas have been replaced by silvery seas.

Tiree’s popular 10k and half-marathon takes place tomorrow.
Saturday 1st of May has been in runner’s diaries for months.
No wonder the ferry was very busy this morning
with vehicles, cyclist and foot passengers.

Yesterday snow shoes would have been essential race footwear.
Today and tomorrow (hopefully) proper running shoes.
Today has been ideal training weather.
And for surfers silvery seas.

Where yesterday morning the Isle of Mull was hidden from view
today Ben More stood out in all its glory
across silvery seas

Today the seas surrounding Tiree have been silvery.
But then they have also been all shades of blue
. . . and as for our Ben Hynish . . .
only the last vestiges of snow remain.
Still we can always look across silvery seas to Ben More on Mull.

The last vestiges of snow on Ben Hynish
The last vestiges of snow on Ben Hynish

Tiree ‘the most beautiful of all’.
The Bible’s songwriter prayed to the Creator, God,
“Let me live that I may praise you.”