Tiree Marine Blue

Gott Bay on the South East of Tiree is impressive in its own way.
It is here you will find Tràigh Mhor – the Big Beach.
It is here yachts and ribs safely anchor.
Gott Bay is where the ferry calls.
Here is Scarinish Pier.

The Lodge Hotel looks out across the Bay.
The Lodge Hotel looks out across the Bay.

The Pier gives evidence of at least three different ages.
The newest includes the link-span for the roll-on-roll-off ferries.
The previous pier has fond memories for those who remember the older vessels.

Gott Bay and in the background Tullymet - the Pink House
Gott Bay and in the background Tullymet – the Pink House

Thursday is a warm day and the ferry haas time to fill before she is due to sail.
It is a bright warm morning – it’s crew change-over day.
Thoughts are of the return to home.
‘Let Capstan take the strain”
(For those who remember the advert)

Time to 'Let Capstan take the strain'
Time to ‘Let Capstan take the strain’

The Mighty Clansman is in no rush to head to sea.
All who are travelling are on board.
Yet, the ramp remains down.

Time to talk - we're not sailing yet
Time to talk – we’re not sailing yet

Finally, the gangway is lowered.
Finally, the ramp is raised.
It’s time to sail.

It’s Tiree Marine Blue.
A beautiful blue, sunny morning.
It’s the big beach and its Gott Bay.

This is ‘Life on Tiree’ beside Gott Bay.

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