A Flying Visit

A flying visit is a most apt description.
No sooner back on the island and I have to fly off.
I have to keep a long standing appointment in Glasgow.

First Light at Scarinish
First Light at Scarinish

This morning was proof that daylight hours are getting longer.
With the curtains drawn back we were treated to a great sunrise.
The wind was rising, the waves breaking, but a cracker of a sunrise.

How we appreciated the changing colours.
The colours mutated as first light gave way to sunrise.
What a treat we enjoyed as we tucked into our porridge.

Trying to keep to the resolve to travel light
I decided to leave the camera behind
and use the mobile phone camera.
Wrong decision!

The end of Crossapol beach close to Baugh
The end of Crossapol beach close to Baugh

The views from the twin otter plane were so clear.
Take off today meant we flew over our home.
I was on the other side of the aircraft!

  • Tiree's pier from the air
    Tiree’s pier from the air

There was a friendly tap on the shoulder to catch my attention.
There below us and to the north were snow capped peaks.
It was a dusting, but it was beautiful.

Snow capped peaks to the north
Snow capped peaks to the north

With only a mobile phone camera it was difficult to capture detail.
Iona was clearly visible with it’s diminutive loch class ferry.
The plane’s propellers serve their purpose well.
Sadly, however they were in my line of sight.
If only I had brought the camera.

Iona Abbey and the diminutive loch class ferry
Iona Abbey and the diminutive loch class ferry

To the south and east the sky was a feast of colour.
The propeller made it impossible to capture it.
Nevertheless it was a joy to see.

It was just just a flying visit but how I appreciated it.
I had a routine appointment in a Glasgow hospital.
I am so thankful for our National Health Service.
Thankful for the provision for our island.
Thankful for those who serve.
Yes! On and off the island.

The Twin Otter ready for boarding at Tiree Airport
The Twin Otter ready for boarding at Tiree Airport

This is ‘Life on Tiree’.

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