One evening when we had to cross the island to Sandaig
we met a couple taking the family out for a stroll.
In fact it was an evening for promenading.
We met 3 couples with their youngsters.
The start of the metrological summer on Tiree has been mixed.
We have in true British style had a mixed bag of weather.
There has been sunshine and showers.
It has been pleasantly warm.
Early morning clouds have generally been followed by blue skies.
Some evenings the clouds have returned to dominate.
For the crofters there has been some rainfall.
After Monday’s exceptional sunset Tuesday’s did not materialise.
Nevertheless Gott Bay still evidenced the setting of the sun.
It’s evening and a fishing boat is alongside the pier.
On Thursday evening it was more of a ‘letter-box’ sunset.
What was special was the fiery cloud formation.
The water likewise was lit up.
It was on Friday evening we met the promenaders.
Our return journey brought us along the north coast.
As we travelled from west to the east the setting sun followed us.
Arriving at Gott Bay the Passage of Tiree was reflecting the setting sun.
We had resisted the temptation to stop on the way home to watch the sunset.
How could we go indoors when there was every evidence of a grand sunset?
So we drove straight down to the Pier to watch the sun set.
Watch the sun go down as we look back on the memory.
Yet another of Tiree’s Special Sunsets.
Finally, the sun drops below the horizon.
But the light show continues.
Once again the sea and sand are transformed by the fiery glow.
We are so glad we decided not to go indoors.
It fills you with a sense of wonder.
It is not dark yet and will not be for some considerable time.
This is the time of year to stay out and enjoy the gloamin’.
And look! The moon is high in the sky.
The clouds are like laser lights.
Once again the clouds take on the colours of the setting sun.
No mater which way you look the clouds are so colourful.
This is ‘Life on Tiree’.
Just wondering what this evening has in store.