No Disappointment

Sunrise did not fail to impress this morning.
From first light there was a hint that it would not disappoint.
Although the sky was overcast there was a vital break in the cloud cover.

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On Tiree sunrise was at 9:02 this morning.
By way of contrast, sunrise in Colchester (Essex) was at 8:04.
Aylesbury (Bucks), where our son was heading home to was at 8:09

With the sun risen
but masked by the cloud cover
the Paps of Jura are visible against the mottled sky.

The Paps of Jura from the breakfast table
The Paps of Jura from the Scarinish Headland

Although on a yellow alert
the ferry made it into both Coll and Tiree
and was in fact returning to Coll on the way to Oban.
(There had been a heightened possibility of only one visit to Coll.)

The Mighty Clansman once again did not disappoint.
Those seeking to celebrate Hogmanay on Tiree made it.
Some stepping off the ferry looked as if it had been a rough crossing.

The MV Clansman - bow ropes being thrown at the roundhead
The MV Clansman – bow ropes being thrown towards the roundhead

Those seeking to travel to the Mainland got safely away.
Some were returning after spending Christmas on Tiree.
Others were heading off to celebrate Hogmanay.

The Ferry departing for Coll and Oban
The Ferry departing for Coll and Oban

This is ‘Life on Tiree’
Bidding farewell to family.

MV Clansman heading out towards the Passage of Tiree
MV Clansman heading out towards the Passage of Tiree
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