Tiree (Naturally)

A recent trip to the mainland included a stay in Dundee and near Falkirk.
The visit to Dundee coincided with the ‘Oor Wullie’s Bucket Trail’.
Men and women, young and old, were out on the trail.
Grandparents and Grandchildren!

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We crossed the Tay Bridge which is 50 years old today.
At a mile and a half it is longer than the Forth Bridge.
The Bridge is looking well for its age!

A view of the bridge through a life-belt on the Oor Wullie Trail
A view of the bridge through a life-belt on the Oor Wullie Trail

 Falkirk was reached by crossing the Forth Road Bridge.
It was great to view the progress on the new Queensferry Crossing.
The real star of the three bridges is the Forth Rail Bridge.

The three bridges spanning the Forth at Queensferry.
The three bridges spanning the Forth at Queensferry.

An ambition was met while in the area.
It was to travel on the Edinburgh tram system.
How different the new trams are from those of childhood memories.

An Edinburgh Tram
An Edinburgh Tram

In the past mention Falkirk and people thought of Carron Iron Works.
Nowadays mention Falkirk and people think of the Falkirk Wheel.
Just as impressive are the Kelpies by the Canal.
Our visit coincided with sunset.

Whether it be the bridges or the Kelpies each in their own way is impressive.
The kindness of hosts and the visits were very much appreciated.
Yet there is something very natural about Tiree.
“Who paints the skies?”

What a home coming!
In the garden a colourful Linnet.
This is Tiree very naturally – at its best

A Linnet posing for the camera.
A Linnet posing for the camera.

It is great to visit friends and family.
And it is good to be home.
This is Life-on-Tiree.

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