Baugh’s Beauty

Bay,
Birds,
Breakers,
Baptist Church Premises,
Ben Hynish and Balemartine,
Baugh bathed by this evening’s sunset.

Looking from Baugh across Hynish Bay towards the Golf Ball on Ben Hynish

It is Tuesday morning. Indeed a beautiful November day.
And while some engage in seated exercise at The Baptist Church
I take myself off and enjoy a walk around the crofting township of Baugh.

Hearing the breakers on the shore I decide to visit there first.
When we fist arrived on the island we mispronounced ‘Baugh’.
Subsequently we have been informed Baugh is pronounced ‘Bag’.
The name is understood to have a Norse Origin and means bay or creek.

From the shore I went back up to the road passing several houses.
Several dwellings have been restored and being Tiree they have add-ons.
Many of the homes clustered around the creeks have magnificent views to sea.

At the highest point in Baugh is the monument to Tiree’s first doctor – Dr Buchanan.
From here you have views across to Ben Hynish, Kenavara and Ben Hough.
Today dark shower clouds were moving across the Isle of Mull.
(For most of the day the showers past Tiree by.

Baugh’s High Point – Dr Buchanan’s Memorial

Taking the road that leads past Tyrii Pottery I made my way in land briefly.
This spelling comes from the maps of the light house builder Alan Stevenson.
These maps were used by him during the building of Skerryvore Lighthouse in 1836

On this particular road you sense that the area is very low lying.
Indeed at times you wonder if you are below sea-level.
Much of the land is wet, peaty ground called sliabh.
(The word is pronounced slieve).

In the township of Baugh is the Surgery for the Tiree Medical Practice.
Close by is the former surgery and what was the doctor’s home.
Part of the latter building is now a dental surgery.
(A dentist visits most months.)

From the road you look left across the Reef (Rif) to Tiree Airport.
Looking towards the right is a clear view across to Scarinish.
Ahead is the township of Balephetrish.

Baugh Beach with Crossapol in the background

There is so much that goes to making Baugh’s beauty.
Bay, Birds, Breakers,Baptist Church Premises,
Ben Hynish and Balemartine,
Yes! And Baugh bathed by this evening’s sunset.

This is Life on Tiree on a beautiful November day.
Many more please.

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