The Tiree tradition is to meet on the beach at dawn.
In recent years this has been in front of the manse at Gott.
This year the plan was to meet at Baugh just before sunrise.

The sun goes down on the shore of Gott Bay

The alarm clock is set for 5:00am
We waken just before the alarm sounds.
At 5:35 we set out – arriving at Baugh at 5:40.

The shore Gott Bay – not Galilee

It is still dark.
The rain is coming straight down.
But there is just a hint that the sky is getting lighter.

Foot prints in the sand at sunset

Tradition will be broken.
We will not be on the beach.
Instead we will have to gather indoors.


Disappointingly we will not witness the sunrise over the sea.
But we are not met to celebrate the sunrise.
We are celebrating the Sonrise.
Jesus is Alive.

Oh What an evening to be by the sea

We did not see the sun rise.
Sadly it was hidden by the clouds.
But the evidence is that the sun rose.
We could not see the Son but we met in his presence.
And afterwards we enjoyed sharing breakfast together.

Memories are laid down

Much later in the day.
We set out to watch the sun set.
Our chosen destination the shore of Gott Bay.
The afternoon’s blue sky giving way to the colours of sunset.

At the setting of the sun we remember

As we walked back along the shore a voice cries out.
“Come back and have coffee and our house.”
How the memory is stirred . . .
The risen Lord calls out to his friends in the boat,
“Have you caught anything, lads?”
“Come and have breakfast.”
[The Bible – John’s Good News]

A voice calls out across the sand

“See, what a morning, gloriously bright,
With the dawning of hope in Jerusalem;
Folded the grave-clothes, tomb filled with light,
As the angels announce, “Christ is risen!”
See God’s salvation plan,
Wrought in love, borne in pain, paid in sacrifice,
Fulfilled in Christ, the Man,
For He lives: Christ is risen from the dead!”
[Getty Music]

Looking forward to sharing with friends over a cup of coffee

This is ‘Life on Tiree’ on Easter Day.