Life on Tiree is to say the least, ‘interesting!’ Long gone are the calm, sunny, winter days of November and December. With the New Year has come a pattern of stormy weather. The storm that broke on the evening of Thursday 8th January and lasted through the night has heralded stormy weather. Personally, we suffered […]Read more "Tiree’s Prevailing Windy Weather"
After a wild day, a stormy but colourful sunset. As the dark evening descends and the winds relax a little before the coming storms there is this magnificent splash of colour. As expected CalMac have just announced: Oban – Coll/Tiree/Coll – Oban Thursday 8th January. Service may be disrupted or delayed due to adverse weather […]Read more "Tiree: A Splash of Colour"
“Is it just a helpful reminder “Or what do they know that we don’t” Whether in our home, out in the car or at the dentist the wind is howling and outside the water feature in the adjacent field in growing by the minute. And this is just the advance warning. Every weather forecast is […]Read more "TIREE: Alarm or Assurance?"
At first, probably just after 8.00am there was a thin line. Later, probably about 8.30, it was like a letterbox. Then at 9.00am the Sun rose spectacularly. Later in the day I was reminded of the intricately carved cross at the old graveyard, Kirkapol. So the two came together, the cross and the sunrise to […]Read more "Sonrise"
Due to the adverse weather in the Outer Hebrides and the Minch on the 2nd of January, the MV Clansman was storm bound at Lochboisdale, South Uist. The first sailing of the New Year from Oban to Tiree was timetabled to arrive at 11:00am, but with the late arrival of the Clansman in Oban the […]Read more "The Clansman Moonlighting."
Having our son visit over Christmas and New Year was a reminder of three things that often grab our attention, especially in the winter months, the weather, the status of the ferry and ‘comings and goings’. Today the weather has been almost idyllic with sunshine and hardly a breath of wind. The ferry is running […]Read more "Tiree’s Threesome"
Life on Tiree is not all cloudless blue skies. The old year went out with a moderately strong wind. The start to 2015 was wet and windy with leaden skies. Thankfully it dried up after lunch in time for us to head over to West Hynish and Balephuil Beach. It was encouraging to see folks […]Read more "Enlivened and Invigorated"