Memorable

Tomorrow holds in store an appointment with the ‘Lord of the Isles’.
On Monday morning we board the ferry bound for Oban.
From there we travel to Glasgow and on to London.
And what a memory to carry away with us.

MV Lord of the Isles leaving Tiree bound for Oban

Sunday was indeed sun-day.
Daylight hours were mostly a radiant blue.
What is more there was hardly a breath of wind.
You could almost be forgiven for thinking it was Spring.

The Pier Office beside the quiet waters of Gott Bay

It was a joy to walk the short distance from our home to the pier.
As we stepped out the house the sun was beginning to sink.
The timing could hardly have been better.
Sky and sea were being transformed.

Sand and sea transformed by the setting sun

The pier office was reflected in the still waters.
Here is hoping the forecast for tomorrow is accurate.
Well at least in terms of the wind – just a gentle breeze.

The sun setting behind Ben Gott

Walking down the pier approach the sun was dropping behind Ben Gott.
The few clouds in the western sky enhanced the setting sun.
The whole effect was reflected in the waters of the bay.

What a memory to take away with us

Already this evening one articulated lorry was in the marshalling lanes.
There is was waiting for the arrival of the MV Lord of the Isles.
This vessel is taking the place of the MV Hebridean Isles.
The latter was covering for the MV Clansman.
The Clansman is having its annual overhaul.

IA MacKinnon Haulage – Isle of Tiree

It was not just the western sky that was colourful.
Looking East the Isle of Mull was hidden from view by mist.
Yet the sky itself was a deep blue with the clouds turning shades of red.

The South Eastern Sky above the Memorial in Pier Road

We had to pause by the Memorial in Pier Road.
From there we took in the colourful view across Pier View.
How familiar the view of Ben Hynish – yet it is ever changing.

Across the cattle grid the view is a memory to treasure

It has been a memorable sunny Springlike day.
What a memory to carry with us as we leave for a few days.
And tomorrow morning God willing we board the MV Lord of the Isles.

A colourful end to a beautiful Springlike day

This is ‘Life-on-Tiree’.
Just wondering in our absence
what progress will be made at the Noust!