It’s hard to believe the complete transformation!
We woke up to the sound of silence.
No howling gale, just stillness.
Monday 3:00pm and we are in the midst of a storm.
Winds on the island were gusting to 70mph.
The sea around the island was in turmoil.
The car was being rocked by the wind.
And the rain was lashing down.
Tuesday 3:00pm and is a completely different story.
The air is still and you can safely walk down the pier.
The view is almost tropical – blue skies and seas.
The only give away is the temperature.
Still it is February
On Monday the pier’s roundhead was a dangerous place.
Waves driven by 70mph gusts lashed the roundhead.
Today it is bathed in sunshine.
Tuesday’s weather draws you outside.
No leaning into the wind to stay upright.
It is an afternoon that you want to be outside.
The only hint of Monday’s storm was the sight and sound of the swell.
The other hint was the sand driven across the Machair.
Yesterday seems a world away.
Walk back towards home across the sands of Scarinish old harbour.
The waters of the harbour act as a mirror.
The sun is beginning to set.
You can’t go home yet!
Walk on down towards the pier.
You might just catch the setting sun.
On the way passing Tiree’s Memorial.
Look up there!
It’s the moon and it is so clear.
Can you believe it? The sun hasn’t quite set.
“How do I adjust the camera to capture the moon?”
It was worth it staying out.
What pleasure the colours of the setting sun afford.
From the Pier the waters of Gott Bay are transformed by the low sun.
With the sun setting and a clear sky it will be a cold night.
On Tiree we will not experience Mainland temperatures.
The temperature will drop but it will certainly not plunge.
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Before going indoors one last glance up towards the moon.
The sky is blue but the clouds reflect the sun which has just set.
To think last night the wind was still howling around the house.
Goodnight from what has felt like a Tropical Tiree.
After all we do have some palm trees.
Strategically placed at the pier.
LIFE ON TIREE