. . . ‘I Spy’ . . .
A game played by generations.
Spotters’ guides written for British children,
they were particularly successful in the 1950s and 1960s in their original form
and again when relaunched by Michelin in 2009 after a seven-year gap in publishing.
Tiree has its own popular series of spotter books called ‘Look and See’:
‘Look and See wildlife on the island of Tiree’.
‘Look and See on the island of Tiree’.
Produced by Discover Tiree
they are great value at £1
“I spy with my little eye something beginning with ‘S’.”
With family here we might well have played the game.
Instead a hen at Balemartine inspired the game ‘Eye-Spy’.
To start the game off we had ‘Sky, Sun, Sea and Sand at Soroby’ Beach.
Close to the Summit of Ben Hynish we came across Stock.
These lovely ladies willingly posed.
The were enjoying the Sea view.
Descending to West Hynish we went Seal Spotting.
The camera captured the Seals on the Skerries.
To the naked eye they were not so numerous.
So great excitement when spotted.
Skerryvore Lighthouse gave us another ‘S”.
To think it lies about 12 miles distant.
It is an impressive Structure.
At Crossapol there were Surfers.
Clearly seen in the background is the island’s Surgery.
Making our way towards Scarinish we could see kites.
We had to take on trust that there were Surfers.
They were ought of Sight.
The Sunsets were a highlight of the weekend.
Each evening was distinctly different.
Friday evening’s was at Balevullin.
Saturday and Sunday’s Sunsets were captured from Scarinish.
They should score highly with so many S’s.
Below Sunday’s sunset.
This sunset came a the end of a sunny day.
We are much more aware of the shortening daylight hours.
On Sunday I found myself thinking of chocolate as I looked upward.
I was reminded of a well known brand of the confectionary.
Finally, a Yacht, a sail-boat with no sails hoisted.
Lying at anchor at Sunset.
‘Life-on-Tiree’ playing Eye-Spy.