The Flags Are Out!

Why are the flags flying?
It is not simply because the sun is out.
The flags are flying for the Tiree Music Festival.

The view across the sea from the festival site

It is July and it feels like summer.
The sky is blue and the air is pleasantly warm.
And the sea, azure blue, looks so enticing, so inviting.

The Big Top and festival site from Balemartine

What a great start to the week.
The weather is even better today than yesterday.
And the forecast for tomorrow looks equally promising.
The strapline of this year’s Music Festival is ‘let there be sun’.
The organisers are no doubt hoping that the good weather will hold.

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The festival site at ‘An Talla’ is certainly coming together.
Having witness the arrival of the Big Top it is great to see it erected.
In the next 2 days more and more of the commercial traffic will arrive.
On Wednesday and Thursday there will be an additional ferry each day.

With a fully booked TMF over a thousand foot passengers will be arriving.
Some will have booked accommodation, many more will be camping on site.
Here is another good reason for the wind to remain calm and the sun to shine.

Remember to Slip on a shirt, Slop on the 30+ sunscreen, Slap on a hat,

Today we had to travel to and from Balemartine.
From every angle the site has an amazing backdrop.
Just a few metres from the sea the site looked stunning today.
From one angle the backdrop was the Rum Cuillin, for another the Isle of Mull.

Looking across Soroby beach thee are swimmers

Looking across the sea at the festival site some people are in the water.
With shell sand beaches and blue sky the sea is so attractive.
What other festival boats such a beautiful location?

This is ‘Life  on Tiree’.
The welcome flags are flying high.

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