Day 794 part II… settling in to the campsite and exploring the beach 🏝

Oh wow…. We had no idea how beautiful this island was. Tiree is part of Argyll and Bute and is situated off the west coast of Mull and therefore, Scotland, right next to Coll.

It’s a 4 hour ferry journey but only because we stopped at Coll first. That must have taken a good half hour. I also would have hated to join the ferry from Coll to Tiree as they had to reverse on….. REVERSE ONTO A FERRY 😳😬😆 with everyone heading to Tiree already watching….. what could possibly go wrong??!

So we sailed into Scarinish and we are camping at Balinoe so we drove straight here yesterday. The scenery along the way was stunning…. Pure white sand and turquoise sea all along the coast.

The guy who owns the campsite wants everyone to come straight from the ferry so he gets you on pitch and then does an orientation with everyone that arrived.

Our pitch for the week was

The campsite is basic but functional. It has two portaloo’s and 2 Portaloo showers. There’s an old camping kitchen with washing up facilities and a third shower room which I used last night… way more space to lay your stuff out.

The weather is glorious…. It’s scorching yet the forecast only says 14C. It feels way hotter. About 3pm we decide to take Bhru out for a walk down to our nearest beach at Balemartin.

The road out the campsite
The machair is stunning though mostly buttercups and daisies just now – also the first glimpse of the turquoise sea

The photos don’t do it justice. It’s immaculate and virtually empty. There was a wedding here yesterday…. Can you imagine?! A sunny wedding no. A white beach with turquoise sea and in Scotland…. They were soooo lucky!

Back up to the campsite and made a lovely pesto pasta for dinner. There may have been a weeeee but of cheese on it too….

It appears we are in the sunset pitch on the campsite. We got a stunning view of it last night. I have many photos!

I did some sunset shots with Bhru!

She actually had the green ball between her elbows here…. If dogs actually had arms 🤦🏻‍♀️🤷🏻‍♀️🤣

The sun finally went down around 10pm. This was the reason we came on holiday in June. I wanted to camp with the lighter nights. I haven’t seen it dark here yet.

I haven’t even started todays blog… but that’s ok. We’ve seen so many stunning beaches. It’s just out of this world!!

More to come!

Stay safe everyone 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🏝🚐

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