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"
It is hard to imagine that about 18 hours ago I was standing on the Pier capturing ‘the after glow‘. Today it would have been foolhardy to venture there. The wind was gusting to 64mph, the waves were lashing the pier from a south easterly direction and the swell was impressive as rolled the length […]Read more "After ‘The After Glow’"
It’s not quite the ‘gloaming’ when many, as the song says, like to go roamin’. On occasions I have driven across the island seeking to capture the sunset on the west or north west of the island. This evening I took a walk to a favourite spot, down by the pier and I was not disappointed. There […]Read more "Tiree and the ‘After Glow’"
On a day of glorious sunshine you are spoilt for choice because there are just so many beaches to choose from. Although sometimes it is impossible to avoid returning on the road you set out on, I much prefer to return by a different route. This can be challenging on an island no longer than […]Read more "Tiree: Spoilt for Choice"
On a day of glorious Hebridean sunshine, I just had to visit the pier. The ‘MV Clansman’ has been away from her home waters for several weeks, relieving on the ‘Uig Triangle’ and is now in dock at Birkenhead for her annual overhaul. Much as we have appreciated her sister ship the ‘MV Hebrides’, hopefully […]Read more "Hebridean Sunshine"
Everyone is talking about it. It’s early March and 9 hours of coast to coast (or wall to wall) sunshine. “It’s always like this on Tiree” was the remark at the pier. This was said in view of the day that we had yesterday. The wind was gusting to 75mph for much of the day. Roof […]Read more "What a Cracker!"
I like to refer to this day of the week as ‘Sonday’, as it was on the first day of the week that Jesus came back to life, never, ever to die again. During the winter months here on Tiree, often on a Sonday we are fighting with the wind as we seek to make […]Read more "SONDAY"