The MV Clansman departed Tiree on schedule bound for Coll and Oban. Visibility was poor due to low cloud and mist. There was little opportunity to photograph the scenery that were sailing through. Leaving Coll we sat down to lunch in the Mariner's Cafe. As we progressed down the Sound of Mull there was an announcement that the crew would be carrying out the weekly test of the Fast Response Craft. This brought a a splash of colour and action to an otherwise grey world.
As the FRC sped across the calm waters of the Sound the MV Isle of Lewis came out of the mist heading for Castlebay, Barra.
Having just read Mark Nicholson's book, 'MV Isle of Lewis', a much appreciated Christmas present, it brought a fresh insight into the vessel passing us as we came to a stop to winch the FRC back on board.
Abandoning our luggage and camera bag, we relied upon our trusted mobile phone to capture the evening's waterfront scene.