For One Night Only

There’s Loch a Phuil, Loch Bhasapoll, Loch an Eilein, Loch a Chlair and Loch Riaghain.
There are several more small lochs and lochens on the Isle of Tiree.
This evening, for 1 night only, there is also Loch Alainn.

Loch Alainn coming alongside the pier at Scarinish
Loch Alainn coming alongside the pier at Scarinish

This evening this Loch Class ferry crossed over from Barra to Tiree.
(She normally sails between the isles of Barra and Eriskay)
En route she came through the Gunna Sound.

Loch Alainn with the snow capped peaks of Mull for a backdrop
Loch Alainn with the snow capped peaks of Mull for a backdrop

Tomorrow morning, around 8:00am she heads south from Tiree.
The understanding is that she is en route for her annual overhaul.
Her movements can be followed on Marine Traffic.
This evening she is shown berthed at Tiree.

The sun setting from Kirkapol alongside Gott Bay
The sun setting from Kirkapol alongside Gott Bay

She came through the Gunna Sound as the sun was setting in the west.
It is most unusual for a Loch Class vessel to come into Tiree.
There is a good reason – we have a pier and not a slipway.

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It was interesting watching this diminutive vessel pass in front of Ben More.
By the time she entered the calm waters of Gott Bay the sun had set.
Both sky and sea were transfigured.

What a day it has been for the unusual.
Here in Scarinish the car windows were frozen.
It is not a common event for Tiree to experience a firost
However, this morning white sheep were grazing in white fields.

Once again this week the air has been so still.
There has hardly been a breath of wind.
The grass hangs limp in the cold.
It’s bright but cold.

Once again today we woke to a beautiful sunrise.
Once again the Paps of Jura sat in a red sky.
What a sight at breakfast time.

The Paps of Jura at breakfast time
The Paps of Jura at breakfast time

‘Life on Tiree’ appreciates the alert regarding the arrival of Loch Alainn

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