Calm and Colourful

An orange glow flooded our home this morning.
After days of predominantly grey skies – colour once again.
There is no doubt that we appreciated a calm and colourful weather window.

The welcome glow just before sunrise

At just the right time the clouds parted.
The parting gave a window on the sunrise.

The view towards the Paps of Jura just got better and better.
To think they are fifty miles away.

The colourful sky surrounding the Paps of Jura

Blue skies were the order of the day.
Well at least for the morning.

The vessel Fingal alongside the old pier at Scarinish

The ferry was thirty minutes late in arriving today.
The sea was calm and colourful! – So why the delay this morning?

The MV Clansman viewed through the linkspan

The delay was due to technical problems with the MV Isle of Mull.
As a consequence the MV Clansman had to come to the rescue.
She took some vehicles to Criagnure on the Isle of Mull.
This resulted in delay of thirty minutes.

The delayed MV Clansman approaches the pier

After several grey days this colourful weather window was so welcome.
Our white shell sand and the surrounding seas accentuate the sense of colour.

Calm colourful water stretch across the Passage of Tiree to Mull

The Clansman departed Tiree for Coll, Craignure and Oban.
The stop at Coll was cancelled with MV Isle of Mull returned to service.
The ferry’s arrival at the ferry terminal in Oban was not as late as expected.

The MV Loch Alainn in the Passage of Tiree

The observant on board the ferry saw the MV Loch Alainn.
The vessel had come through the Gunna Sound on her way south.
This Loch Class ferry was making her way south for her annual service.
Although well out across the Passage of Tiree she added a touch of colour.

Looking across the Scarinish Headland and the Passage of Tiree

The Treshnish Isles and the Isle of Mull were so clear today
The sea was calm and the sky blue.
And the lochen reflective.

The Western Skyline

In the afternoon the cloud cover increased.
At sundown there were no fiery reds as accompanied sunrise.
Nevertheless the shafts of sunlight brought another hue to the sky.

The final rays of the setting sun over Scarinish

This is ‘Life on Tiree’ on a calm and colourful day.
It has been a welcome weather window.