Snow! No Problem!

What a beautiful winter’s day on the Isle of Tiree.
We have looked out on a snowy landscape
For the most part it has been no problem.
No hassle. No inconvenience.

Crossapol beach on a beautiful winter’s day

What a contrast with reports and photographs we have been receiving.
Tiree Airport was open and ready for business today with the runways cleared.
On the other hand the plane for Tiree could not leave Glasgow because of freezing fog.

Family Photographs from the South
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Sunrise is presently around 8:45.
There was a strong hint of the day ahead.
Calm and cold would be a most apt description.

Sunrise at Scarinish

It being Sunday we headed out at 10:00am
We have to drive from our home in Scarinish to Crossapol.
As a church we meet in An Talla, the island’s Community Hall.
Most unusually for Tiree there was ice on several stretches of the road.
We were informed by someone who walked there was even ice on the beach.

An Talla, Crossapol, looking up the snowy road surface towards Ben Hynish and the Golf Ball

Scarinish was snow free but there was snow by the time we reached the Reef.
The South West had obviously had a fresh coating of the white stuff.
Across the water Ben More on Mull was like picture postcard.

Looking across from An Talla (Crossapol) towards Ben More on the Isle of Mull

What a beautiful day winter’s day it proved to be, morning and afternoon.
In the afternoon the hours of day are now very limited.
Sunset comes early.

Hynish and Mannal

What a journey back from An Talla (Crossapol) to Scarinish.
The road conditions were no problem at all.
It was stopping to take photographs.
The views were stunning.

Looking out across the Passage of Tiree from Crossapol to the Isle of Mull

Perhaps it is best to let the photographs tell the story for the rest of the journey.

Is Hynish in for a fresh fall of snow in time for their Christmas Extravaganza
The sun has melted the snow on the road that leads west
The Rum Cuillin (Isle of Rum) viewed across the Reef on Tiree
The view from Baugh across to Ben More on Mull

After lunch it seemed no time at all until we went out for a walk.
To catch the sun setting it was imperative we got out just after 3:00pm.
We were certainly rewarded as we made our way to the pier and up to the Lighthouse.

The Dutchman’s Cap, Ben More, and the Isle of Mull, as daylight fades
Looking across to Gott Bay to Ben Hourn on the Ardnamurchan Peninsula on the Mainland
The Memorial in Pier Road against the setting sun
The entrance to the Old Harbour
The Lighthouse at Scarinish – Looking East

This is Life-on-Tiree
What a beautiful winter’s day on the Isle of Tiree.
Snow! No Problem when you are looking out on it across the sea.