Atlantic Roar

‘Atlantic Roar’ by Skippinish is a Music Scotland all time best selling album.
The lyrics to the track ‘Land below the Waves’ are as follows:
“And I want to go where the great Atlantic roars,
From the cliffs of Kenevara to majestic Skerryvore,
And breath again the air my island body craves,
And feel again the freedom of the land below the waves.”

Scarinish with the Weather Front moving over
Scarinish with the Weather Front moving over

Now there is also a lobster/crab fishing boat called Atlantic Roar
The vessel sails from Scarinish in the summer months.
It is owned by a local fisherman from Scarinish.

Atlantic Roar alongside Tiree Old Harbour
Atlantic Roar alongside Tiree Old Harbour

Tiree sits on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean.
and today the Atlantic Roar could clearly be heard.
Although Scarinish is on the south facing side of the island.
the sound of the breakers carried across the narrow stretch of land.

Tiree is eleven (11) miles in length and five (5 } miles wide.
Although it is less than a mile towards the east
Tiree as an island resembles a lamb chop.
The East End is like the shank bone.
The West End is the meaty end.
No wonder the sound caries.

Sunset from the Pier, Gott Bay, Tiree
Sunset from the Pier, Gott Bay, Tiree

Although there was some wind on Thursday
today has been calm so sound has carried
making the roar clearly audible.

Tiree-Breakers
Swell Breakers at Scarinish

The morning began overcast – grey damp with some rain.
Exactly as forecast the weather front crossed over.
We were able to watch it move from west to east
By lunch time we were enjoying clear blue sky.

Tiree-Breakers
Swell Breakers at Scarinish

Even in Scarinish the swell was breaking on the beaches.
As wave after wave rolled in the sound was impressive.
Even away from the beach the sound could be heard.

Clouds lit up by sunset
Clouds lit up by sunset

With clear blue skies we were guaranteed a sunset.
It was great to walk down to the Pier
To watch the sun set in the west
And listen to the roar.

Sometimes on Tiree there is no need for a mechanical mower.
Who needs a mower when the sheep invade your garden.
A big boy and his girl friends had taken over.

With the sun below the horizon
two fishing boats were working in front of Scarinish.
Strenuous and Kestrel busy dealing with their respective pots.
Strenuous made her way into Scarinish harbour and Kestrel headed for Milton.

Yet another remarkable December day.
But next week it looks like Tuesday could be rough.
The forecast at present is for winds gusting in excess of 50 mph

Sunset from the Pier, Gott Bay, Tire
Sunset from the Pier, Gott Bay, Tire

This is Life on Tiree
An Island and Community For All Seasons