Eye-Spy

. . . ‘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

Soroby Beach
Soroby Beach – Sky, Sun, Sea and Sand

“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.

On Ben Hynish we came across the highest Stock on the island
On Ben Hynish we came across the highest Stock on the island

Close to the Summit of Ben Hynish we came across Stock.
These lovely ladies willingly posed.
The were enjoying the Sea view.

From Ben Hynish we looked out to Scarinish
From Ben Hynish we looked out to Scarinish

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.

Seal Spotting at the Skerries off West Hynish
Seal Spotting at the Skerries off West Hynish

Skerryvore Lighthouse gave us another ‘S”.
To think it lies about 12 miles distant.
It is an impressive Structure.

Skerryvore Lighthouse
Skerryvore Lighthouse – and seals

At Crossapol there were Surfers.
Clearly seen in the background is the island’s Surgery.

At Crossapol there were surfers
At Crossapol there were surfers

Making our way towards Scarinish we could see kites.
We had to take on trust that there were Surfers.
They were ought of Sight.

Kites and out of sight surfers
Kites and out of sight surfers

 The Sunsets were a highlight of the weekend.
Each evening was distinctly different.
Friday evening’s was at Balevullin.

Balevullin-Sunset
Balevullin-Sunset on the Friday evening

Saturday and Sunday’s Sunsets were captured from Scarinish.
They should score highly with so many S’s.
Below Saturday’s.

Saturday's sunset from Scarinish
Saturday’s Sunset from Scarinish

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.

Chocolate Sunset
Chocolate Sunset

Finally, a Yacht, a sail-boat with no sails hoisted.
Lying at anchor at Sunset.

‘Life-on-Tiree’ playing Eye-Spy.

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