Black Friday when the sky frequently turned blank
has given way to sunny Saturday and Sunday
and what a delight both days have been.
No wonder the sheep are sun bathing!
Over the weekend the air has been remarkably still.
There has hardly been a breath of wind.
The temperature has been low.
(5 °C dropping to 1.3 °C and perhaps lower tonight)
However, due to the absence of wind it has not felt cold.
Although not the sunniest place in the UK on Saturday
Tiree was the sunniest location in Strathclyde
and might well be such today, Sunday.
On Saturday Tiree appeared to have its own micro climate.
The mountains on neighbouring islands were covered with clouds.
Only occasionally were we granted a view of the snow capped peaks.
Yet, here on the Isle of Tiree we enjoyed pleasant sunshine and blue skies.
Today, Sunday, we had clear views of Rum,
the Isle of Mull and even more distant peaks,
and fifty miles away the snow capped Paps of Jura.
Sitting in doors the sun on your back felt quite warm.
By 3:30pm with the sun dropping it was cooling fast.
However, the setting sun had a real pulling power.
A walk was definitely called for.
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Surely this was the most enjoyable sunset in the past few weeks.
Bathed by the setting sun, Tiree was transformed.
Dull greens and browns were lit up.
Ben More’s snow capped peak was flood lit.
The snow reflected the colour of the setting sun.
What a pleasure to walk the length of the pier gazing over to Mull.
Beyond the neighbouring island of Coll lie the Small Isles.
From various vantage points you can see Egg and Rum.
From Scarinish Rum appears part of our island.
Tonight its snow capped peaks were glowing.
Leaving the pier we headed up Pier Road.
It was hard not to stop and exclaim …
“Look at Ben More!”
“Look at that sky!”
The sun had long since set.
Venus appeared in the sky above.
It was difficult to leave all this behind.
However, in doors a warm cup of coffee beckoned.
“Let’s not draw the curtains just yet.”
For those at sea the work continues into the night.
This is ‘Life on Tiree’ on a sunny November weekend.