After visiting Flowerpot Island during the day, we headed back into Tobermory that evening to check out the sunset over the islands. It was spectacular!
We had an interesting conversation with the young woman at the ticket booth for Blue Heron Cruises, as we often do with local folks we meet. She gave us the inside story on the best place to go and watch the sunset, and she was right!
On the deck where another company, Blue Anchor Cruises has its docks, we joined others to stand and watch. It was the perfect viewpoint. You're looking past the entry of Big Tub on the left, the Big Tub Lighthouse hidden on the dark shoreline, and over Doctor and Russell Islands to the northwest.
By the time the sun was actually setting, there were 30 or 40 people there, and a couple of boats that had gone out to try and get even closer!
The sun slowly disappears, the best sunset we have seen in a long time!
We must have been there at least 30 minutes, and took a lot more pictures than these. As darkness fell, we headed down the highway to our campground. But looking in the rear-view mirror, the sky was lit up - we had left too early!
We did see Big Tub Light blinking to us as we said good-bye.