A Day of 2Bs

With the prefix ‘Bale’ being common there are several ‘B’s on Tiree.
Of course if it were beaches there are so many to visit.
Today’s 2Bs are Baugh and Balephetrish.

Dr Buchanan’s Memorial at Baugh.

The restored Dr Buchanan’s Memorial is a prominent feature.
Dr Buchanan was Tiree’s first doctor from 1860 until his death in 1911.
Such was the respect he was held in that the people of Tiree erected this memorial.

Port A’ Mhuillin (Millport) at Baugh

Every second Monday in term time
parents and their pre-school children meet at Baugh
for ‘Mainly Music’ which is held in the Baptist Church premises.
This morning we were heading there when we passed Port A’ Mhuillin.

The view across the bay to Ben Hynish

Hynish Bay is often used as an anchorage point
for the two Northern Lighthouse vessels, NLV Pole Star and NLV Pharos,
when they are servicing Alan Stevenson’s magnificent Skerryvore Lighthouse.
From Baugh there is a view across across Hynish Bay to Ben Hynish and the Golf Ball.

The view of the clefts in the rocky foreshore at Baugh

This afternoon our journey took us to Balephetrish.
How glad we were that we stopped to walk along the beach.
Walk the beach we did from the Kenovay end to the Hillcrest end and back.

Balephetrish Beach and Bay

It was hard to believe that Sunday will be the 1st of October.
It was pleasantly warm as we stuck out across the beach.
With little or no wind we had no need of a coat.

The great Atlantic Ocean

There was very little height to the waves breaking on the shore.
To think these are the waters of the great Atlantic Ocean.
There was no Atlantic Roar this afternoon.

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Three black cows were the only company we met on our walk.
I guess they too wanted to enjoy the wonder of this beach.
It was low tide and we saw the beach in a new light.

A natural arch at the Hillcrest end of the beach

With it being low tide we found all kinds of rock formations.
We had never appreciated just how special this area was.
We just had to watch that we did not get trapped.
There was to be no scrambling over rocks.

What a shock when we looked out of our windows less than two hours later.
A sea mist had rolled in across the island blocking out the setting sun.
Then we realised that it was the season of mist and mellow fruitfulness!

The view of the Post Office in Scarinish – from Pier View.

This is Life on Tiree.