Scarinish at Sunset

With a necessary walk to the Post office in Scarinish,
we set out from home just as the sun was setting.
If only we had brought the camera!
Still we did have our phones.

The view from the Memorial in Pier Road
The view from the Memorial in Pier Road

It has been mild and calm today.
There has hardly been a breath of wind.
It is hard to believe that this is December.

The view from Pier Road towards the Post Office
The view from Pier Road towards the Post Office

Not every day has been so calm.
However it has been unseasonably mild.
The wind blew during the night but by daybreak it had subsided.

The View from the the Post Office in Scarinish
The View from the the Post Office in Scarinish

There is an urgency to our walk.
Today is the Tiree High School Pantomime.
We are looking forward to this evening’s performance.

From the Post office we look down the brae to the Old Harbour and Lighthouse
From the Post office we look down the brae to the Old Harbour and Lighthouse

There is an urgency, but it hard not to stop.
The sun is dropping lower and lower towards the horizon.
Both sky and sea are being transformed – what amazing colours!

Well known landmarks
Well known landmarks

Leaving the Post Office we strike out towards An Sithean.
Then we head towards the beach.
The sun is almost set.

Any second now the golden globe will disappear.
Any second now the golden globe will disappear.

As we walk by the sea it is relatively calm.
However, the weather forecast for next week is not so good.
There is a forecast of winds gusting in excess of 40 miles an hour.
Worse still is the direction – the wind is coming from the south east.

Santa appears to favour snowy weather.
The planes and ferries have to put safety first.
The arrival of the daily planes is dependent on visibility.
The ferry is threatened by both wind speed and swell conditions.

Shore Cottage down by the Old Harbour, Scarinish.
Shore Cottage down by the Old Harbour, Scarinish.

With a family member coming for Christmas
we have a vested interest in the arrival of the ferry.
The school term on Tiree does not finish until Friday.
Many folks are expecting family and friends home for Christmas.
Others are planning on travelling to the Mainland for family gatherings.
As in past years no doubt CalMac will make an extra special effort to sail.