On Safari on Tiree

With family visiting for a few days, it is an ideal opportunity to show off the island. Although today, Monday, has been breezy with gusts into the low 50s, the sun has made an appearance. There were occasions when you could see the edge of the weather front. Consequently while we were enjoying blue skies, Mull was definitely under a cloud.

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This afternoon was ‘On Safari’. Following a stop at Chocolates and Charms we took the Moss Road from Heylipol and headed for Ben Hough and walked up to one of the summits. The fact that we were denied the normal panoramic views of the island was more than made up for by the abundance of wild flowers.

Then it was off to Sandaig to visit one of the less known features of the island – Sandaig’s twin ‘blowholes’. It was more or less low tide, but the Atlantic breakers were still rolling in. The fact that it was low tide allowed us to see more clearly the source of the ‘blowholes’. We were so conscious of the strength of the wind as tried to capture the waves on camera.

As we left Sandaig, we were aware that the Machair is just about to dramatically change our island landscape – adding colour everywhere.

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