The Lysblink Seaways sits on Rubha Aird an Iasgaich, the point just beyond the Cal Mac pier. This view looks across Kilchoan Bay from Ormsaigbeg.
From the road down to the pier she looks as if she's neatly parked ready to unload - someone said, hopefully, crates of whisky.
It's when one is close to her that the full scale of the disaster is clear. She's pivoting on her bow, the stern moving up and down, and the ship's rolling and grinding as the waves come in.
Since the main impact point was the bulbous bow, there's some chance that her fuel tanks haven't been ruptured but if, in the deterioration weather - some forecasts are now predicting gusts to gale force this afternoon - she swings so her hull crashes broadside against the rocks, we may have a serious problem. On the other hand, if the tug gets here quickly and can hold her hull off the rocks, there seems a good chance of pulling her off on the early evening tide. We're coming up to springs so it's a 4.4m high tide.
Meanwhile, it's business as usual. The Cal Mac's Loch Linnhe came across on the Tobermory run, the lifeboat has departed back to Tobermory, Kilchoan Coastguard have been told they can't be called out for health and safety reasons - they're furious - and local people are coming down to enjoy the spectacle.
This wreck is the second in this part of the Sound of Mull in recent years. In 2001 the Lys Foss went aground on Auliston Point in very similar circumstances.