Tiree is called Hawaii of the North and it’s certainly lived up to its name today.
The sun is splitting the sky again.
I woke at 6 but I’d had the best sleep… all that sunshine and fresh air doing us the power of good.
We opened the scenic canvas of the van for only the second time ever. Love having the roof off!
We had coffee and crumpets with jam for breakfast.
We set off on a tour of 3 of the islands beaches via the Co-op on the way home!!
First stop was Balephuil Beach.
The sand is so white and perfect.
Bhru is in her element!
Of course I had to go straight in paddling.
It’s unbearably cold but if you can breath slowly through it then the pain passes after a few minutes but honestly, it was excruciating!!
The beach is so gently sloping that you can walk out really far.
Just throw the ball and stop taking photos Bhru says….
We carried on further up the coast, all the roads are one track roads with passing places. We turned onto a stony track for Sandaig Beach… this one wasn’t the most enthralling but put Abbie’s suspension through the mill big time. All that way for a stony beach and a field really… still that’s what exploring is all about.
We drove through a herd of awfy big coos to get to this beach and they were on the main road too. My experienced navigator was exceptional but really poor at photographic spontaneity! that means there are no photos of the coos or the sheep that crossed the road in front of us… 🤷🏻♀️😬🙄😆
We carried on up to Balevullin Beach which really was stunning. This is where they do all the windsurfing.
I tried to maroon Craig and Bhru on an island but they managed to walk off it!
None of these photos really do it justice. The colours are exceptional. Everything is so vivid in the sunlight.
We picked up the surf dog that is owned by the Balevullin surf shop. we couldn’t shake him for ages.
We drove back down through Scarinish and stopped at the Co-op for dinner then came home to have a BBQ.
Mussels to start.
With lamb and mint kebabs for me and hot and spicy chicken wings for Craig.
It’s 7pm and the sun is still scorching but I’m off for my shower now. Get rid of all the sand and suntan lotion in time for sunset and bed! I’m downloading my photos in the wee camp kitchen hut 🛖 😆
There are so many more photos, it’s so difficult to chose between them!
Boat trip to Staffa tomorrow.
Stay safe everyone 🏝🏴☀️