Favourite places to watch the sunset

Favourite places to watch the sunset

My favourite places to watch the sunset are all on the farm at Treshnish or within a few miles! I prefer not to get in the car, but if I time my return home carefully I sometimes detour to Croig or Calgary!

Sunsets all year round

It never occurred to us when we decided to come and live at Treshnish to think about sunsets.  So we are very lucky that actually we can enjoy sunsets all year round.  Sunsets can be enjoyed from the cottages themselves but I enjoy finding a nice spot to sit and watch the sunset along the shore, either below the Treshnish Cottages or along at Haunn.

Autumn and winter sunsets

In the autumn the sunsets are sliding back towards the Treshnish Isles so the coast along from the Haunn Cottages makes a great viewing point.  You might even see some migrating Whooper swans!  In the middle of winter the sun sets due west so Duill Cottage has wonderful views from its sitooterie. Over the field and woodland towards Tiree in the distance. From the farmhouse I enjoy the silhouettes of the trees and the rich colours beyond.

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As summer progresses

As the longer summer days begin to approach mid summer, the sunsets roll up the low island of Coll on our horizon towards the north end, and can be enjoyed from all four Treshnish Cottages.  I love to walk down in to the fields below and watch it from the edge of the raised beach field, with the sunset colours reflecting on the sea.  Just now, at the end of May, the bluebells are wonderful and glow in the evening light.  The scent is quite magical too!  This photograph of the Treshnish Isles with the Bog cotton in the foreground is taken on Treshnish Point.  A short walk from the Haunn Cottages, it makes a stunning vantage point.

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Croig harbour

Croig harbour is one of my very favourite places to watch the sunset.  Especially when the tide is high.  It is about 5 miles drive from Treshnish, and there are wonderful walks from there at other times of day!

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Calgary Beach

This photograph was taken in the autumn.  I was driving home and realised the sun was setting quite dramatically so I decided to stop for a look! A group of photographers out with their tripods making the most of the wonderful sunset sky.  There is nothing nicer than walking along the beach, listening to the tide gently rolling in and out, and watching the colours of the sunset light up the sea and the sky.

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