Bag A Beach

Mrs Life-on-Tiree had a responsibility in Baugh.
(Baugh we have come to appreciate is pronounced ‘Bag’.)
So, the opportunity was taken to walk along Tràigh Bhàigh.

Tràigh Bhàigh – Baugh beach

Once again it was a beautiful sunny day.
It felt warm as there was hardly a breath of wind.
Unusually the waves were not roaring in like an express train.

An Fhaodhall from the bridge at Baugh

Tràigh Bhàigh is just one of Tiree’s many beautiful beaches.
It can take about 30 or 45 minutes to walk the length of it.
Often it is with the wind in your face.
Today is was so peaceful.

The walk began at the Baptist Church premises in Baugh.
Walking west towards the Reef you cross the bridge over ‘the canal’.
Many who professed faith in Jesus were baptised in the water here.
The burn is known as An Fhaodhall and flows roughly north to south.
Today there was certainly plenty of water due to the heavy rainfall at the weekend.

Looking along the beach to Crossapol
Looking along the beach to Crossapol

A walk along Tràigh Bhàigh often begins at Crossapol.
Today I began at Baugh and walked west.
Then I retraced my steps to Baugh.

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Tràigh Bhàigh looks out on Hynish Bay.
To the south are the famous Paps of Jura.
And across the Passage of Tiree is the Isle of Mull.

Closer to hand are the various townships bordering Hynish Bay.
Hynish, Mannal, Balemartine, Soroby and Crossapol.
A telephoto lens brings them deceptively close.

The dunes along the length of the beach help guard the area known as ‘The Reef’.
Tiree’s Airport is located on this stretch of fairly flat land.
It is vital for the Reef that the dunes are protected.
The Reef is a home to many wild birds.
And it provides grazing for cattle.

Well today once again I bagged a beach – Baugh Beach.

Post Script
After a sunny day a colourful sunset.
And to crown the day off a new moon low in the sky.

This is ‘Life on Tiree’.