The Spring Weather Yo-Yo

Crossapol Beach
Crossapol Beach

The Weather Yo-Yo that is spring has brought bright sunshine to the island today, even if the south easterly breeze still has a chill in it. With crocuses beginning to open their heads to the sun, it really does begin to feel as if spring has sprung. Of course this begs the question, “Which ‘spring? – “The astronomical or meteorological spring?”

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Balevullin Beach

There is a difference. The meteorological spring began on 01 March 2015 and runs until 31 May. The next astronomical spring begins on 20 March 2015 and runs until 21 June 2015. For a detailed explanation of the differences and definitions the Met Office have a helpful page.

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Balevullin Mums

Today, after a special mother’s day lunch at the Cobbled Cow, (we won’t say what was on the menu), we set out in search of some very special Tiree mums. So we headed over from Crossapol to Balevullin, before returning to Scarinish via Balephetrish.

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Evidence of Wild Water (Atlantic) at Balephetrish