A Fitting Finale

It was our guests last full day on Tiree.
It was proving to be one of their calmest, warmest days.
As the day progressed the early morning clouds dispersed.
In their place was a clear blue sky heralding a great evening ahead.

The view from Scarinish across to Ben More on the Isle of Mull

On Sundays it is a joy to meet with the church family to worship God.
Today several folks joined us from various parts of the Mainland.
We came away feeling its was good to have been there.

The Memorial in Pier Road on a sunny Sunday evening. (About 8:00pm)

The previous evening we had enjoyed a meal at Ceabhar Restaurant, Sandaig.
Our friends were most impressed by the food, service and ambience.
So it was that on Sunday evening we returned to Ceabhar.
This time to collect one of Polly’s stained class creations.
A Hare!

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The sun in the west was reflecting on mighty Ben More on the Isle of Mull.
Closer to home, not far from Ceabhar, is Ceann a’ Bharra (Kenevara).
Ceann a’ Bharra too was taking on the setting sun’s hues.

Mission accomplished we slowly made our way to Vaul.
We needed to have an easy access to the beach.
So we made our way via Balephetrish.
Then along by Gott Bay.

Yachts anchored in the calm, colourful waters of Gott Bay

From so many points we had views across to Ben More on Mull.
Perhaps a little more hazy were views towards Rum and Eigg
It seemed as if all around the sky was taking on a pink hue.
At times it was almost a golden touch on the landscape.

We could hardly have timed our arrival at Vaul any better.
The sun had already sunk below the headland.
However we wanted to walk the beach.
Our walk was no disappointment.

The beach at Vaul

“Wow!” “Wow!” Wow!”
What a perfect end to our guest’s visit to Tiree.
There was hardly breath of wind and the sea was so calm.
But was so breathtaking where the views of the distant Outer Hebrides.
The whole sky was being transformed by the sun gradually sinking below the horizon.

The beach at Vaul

We finally tore ourselves away from the beach and made our way to our car.
We were in no hurry as we made our way back towards Scarinish.
The sky was so light it was difficult to believe it was 11:00pm.

The moon had been out for a long time .
Yet there was really no need for its light to see.
At midnight there was still a warm glow to the north west.
A fact that is attested to by the number of photographs online.

The sun had set leaving a myriad of colours

This is Life on Tiree
A Fitting Finale for our Guests.
What a beautiful insight into our long hours of daylight.