Originally the forecast had been for sunshine.
However the day turned out to be quite different.
There was sunshine but dark clouds were never far away.
Consequently chilly short sharp showers often hit the island.
At first-light the Moon and Venus were visible to the south.
The moon phase at present is Waning Crescent.
Thankfully the clouds obliged.
Watching the sunrise was like looking through a letterbox.
Clouds partially hid the sun as it rose above the headland.
Nevertheless the rising sun transformed the morning sky.
How majestic the Paps of Jura appeared.
They were set against a red backdrop.
Even West Islay could be seen
The combination of winter sun and dark clouds was dramatic.
This was in all kind of ways throughout daylight hours.
At times the sky was like a dull mustard colour.
On other occasions colours were vibrant.
Sunshine and showers meant rainbows.
Against dark skies they were particularly bright.
And a rainbow made an appearance when the ferry was berthed.
The timing could hardly have been better.
A rainbow touched down across the bay at Ruaig.
Depending on where you stood it appeared to issue from the ferry.
Thee MV Clansman had left Oban Ferry Terminal at 7:15am.
This meant that it berthed at Scarinish, Tiree at 11:05am.
We were informed the crossing had been a delight.
We were present at the pier to say ‘Bon Voyage’ to friends.
With only a light wind they were in for a good crossing.
There was a nip to the air so we did not hang around.
We were above the Old Harbour when the ferry departed.
We looked over the harbour to see the Clansman head out to sea.
Those on board would have enjoyed a great view of the Treshnish Isles.
As we made our way home the sky darkened.
We made haste as we did not want to be caught by a shower.
The red roof of the Post Office stood out against the dark clouds.
Lunchtime saw us travelling the length of the island.
From Scarinish we first of all headed east.
Then via Balephetrish we went to Hough.
Finally we went to Balephuil.
On the return journey we stopped to look across the Loch.
The view across Loch a ‘Phuil took in Ben Hough.
The Loch appeared to be populated by swans.
And the colours were vibrant.
We turned to look towards Kenavara and Balephuil beach.
There appeared to be mist rising from the water.
Itv was mist rather than scary.
Our final walk was at sunset.
Like sunrise the sun was hidden by clouds.
However, the sun coloured and transformed the clouds.
What a great start to December.
Many will be travelling in the coming days.
Long may the weather remain clam and free of low clouds.
This is ‘Life on Tiree’.