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? […]Read more "The Spring Weather Yo-Yo"
You would imagine that the residents in ‘Pier View’ would have a clear view of the pier. In fact, few have any view of it. Both Glebe House and the Manse have a good view of it and even friends in Heylipol can see the MV Clansman at the pier. However the best view of […]Read more "Pier View"
On a day when the Queen and many paused to remember the cost of the war in Afghanistan, Tiree’s memorial serves as a powerful reminder of the cost of war and of the One who chose to lay down his life that we might know ‘peace with God’. in his letter to the young church […]Read more "A Powerful Reminder"
This afternoon’s trip to Balephuil was in part to try and photograph’s the island’s famous hares. Balephuil proved successful last year so our wild life safari today. Although this is the month of the ‘Mad March Hare’, and we have seen several in recent days, we were at first disappointed. Then, just as we started […]Read more "Tiree: Haring About"
With warm sunshine and almost no wind, we headed west to Balephuil. On the way we met a friend for whom Balephuil held a very special place in their heart. If I am not wrong it is one of our son’s favourite places on the island. Even on a calm day like today, the sound […]Read more "Atlantic Roar"
Today the weather forecast proved correct. We must have had at least 10 hours of sunshine. Yesterday morning we had gusts in excess of 60mph, with driving rain. Today the crocuses that we planted last autumn have opened their heads to catch the sunshine. I went out walking without a coat or jacket! I remarked […]Read more "Winter to Summer in Less Than 24 Hours"
It is mixed news on the Transport links to the island. Ferry News As more or less expected, due to adverse weather and sea conditions, Thursday’s sailing (12/3/2015) has been cancelled. The helpful news is that a replacement service will operate on Friday 13th March as follows: Depart Oban: 13:00; Arrive Coll: 15:40; Depart Coll:15:50; […]Read more "Travel News"