Shades of Light

It has been an interesting weekend.
Saturday was predominantly a sunny day.
Sunday on the other hand has been bright but cloudy.
This in turn has greatly influenced the quality of the light.

The MV Clansman out in the Passage of Tiree

The arrival of the ferry is always a significant event in our day.
If possible we love to watch its arrival and departure.
Daily walks are often timed to coincide with this.
It is also an opportunity to meet with others.
It is  time to welcome and say goodbye.

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Over the weekend a yacht has been anchored in the bay.
This morning it left the bay and headed out to sea.
The Passage of Tiree had a ribbon of sunshine.
For a backdrop there was the Isle of Mull.
Mid-ground was the Dutchman’s Cap.
In the foreground was the yacht.

A small utility vessel came and went over the weekend.
On Saturday afternoon it sailed to Arinagour on Coll.
Early on Sunday morning it returned Tiree.
They were carrying out work on the pier.
Later it sailed back to Oban.

Saturday afternoon included a drive by Balephetrish Bay.
It looked magnificent under the day’s clear blue sky.
The white painted houses were so attractive looking.
It was indeed a joy to be out.

The white painted house by Aird Point, Balephetrish Bay

Cattle were on the grazing by the Baptist Church premises at Baugh.
There were Tiree’s famous black cows, a hazard on unlit roads.
If visiting the island be on the alert and drive carefully.
Some of the cattle were simply enjoying the sun.
Their calves were most interesting.to watch.
One appeared to have lost a sock!

As I passed the old port at Baugh there was ‘Pelican’.
The dingy had been returned to the water for the season.
For some reason, I don’t why,  it is a particular favourite view

Millport Baugh and the dingy ‘Pelican’

Many of the views this weekend were a source of pleasure.
The Golf Ball on Ben Hynish is always a prominent landmark.
It is point of reference except when it is hidden by low cloud.

How we appreciate the view across to Ben More on Mull.
In the Winter it can be crowned with a mantle of snow.
At other times it can reflect the setting sun’s glow.
Sometimes you just cannot see it all.
Clouds and mist can blot it out.

On Saturday morning we looked out across the waters of Gott Bay.
Beyond Ruaig we could see a mountain in the distance.
Today it was good to have its identity confirmed.
It is Ben Hiant on the Ardnamurchan peninsula.
It is 528m high and is about 26 miles distant.

Looking across Gott Bay to Ruaig and Ben Hiant

This is ‘Life on Tiree’ on a weekend of shades of light.

Saturday’s Sundown
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