It has been a day of mostly bright sunny weather.
In the morning we had a trip to the airport.
This was followed by a trip to the pier.
(Goodbyes are most important.)
It turned into a pleasant Saturday evening.
We set out for the crofting community of Sandaig.
We were looking forward to a relaxing meal at ‘Caebhar’.
Caebhar is a very popular restaurant.
It is so popular that booking is essential.
We often book in advance when we have visitors coming.
The owners gave the restaurant this interesting name.
Cèabhar, pronounced Keyava, is Hebridean Gaelic word.
It means “a fine breeze”.
On their website the justifiably proud owners state:
The alternative meaning for Ceabhar is “a case of slight intoxication”.
If you love quiet white sand beaches,
turquoise sea crashing on rocky deserted coves,
come and discover the reason for our intoxication with Tiree our new home.
Tiree’s second highest Ben, Kenavara, was so clear and sharp.
In the evening sunshine (7:00pm) it looked magnificent.
What a grand setting for a restaurant.
From the comfort of the conservatory diners look out over the Machair.
The backdrop to the restaurant is Kenarvara (‘Ceann a Mhara’)
It is really situated to view Tiree’s famous sunsets.
As our meal gently progressed the scene outside gradually changed.
The Machar, Kenavara and Ben Hynish took on an orange glow.
Then glancing outside we saw the large moon.
It was over Ben Hynish.
Our host and staff are welcoming.
The meal is everything we hoped for.
(Where they can, the chef uses fresh local produce. )
As we anticipated our coffee the sun was setting.
The west facing window was a picture.
I just had to slip out.
The meal over we set out for home.
We chose to head east along the north coast.
On our way we passed the popular area known as the Maze.
How clear and close the Outer Hebrides appeared.
Balephetrish bay and beach had taken on the colours of the sunset.
These warm colours followed across the island to our home in Scarinish.
In fact this evening what is referred to as the Gloamin’ seemed to go on and on.
To complete the evening the moon was shining over the sea
. Just two days off the full moon was so bright.
Not even our curtains could shut it out.
It was the end of relaxing evening.
Friendly hosts and fine food.
This is ‘Life on Tiree’.