A Vital Service

Opening the curtains this morning I was aware of two hares close to the house. Then there were the birds flying here and there getting breakfast for their young. Then this afternoon, not long after lunch, happening to glance seaward out of our window, I saw the outline of the Norther Lighthouse Vessel Pharos. Having […]

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Impressive at 123 Years of Age

Out in the passage of Tiree she looked impressive with her sails unfurled. A glance at ‘Marine Traffic’ revealed her to be “Leader’. In a former life she was one of the largest of the Brixham sailing trawlers, known, despite their Ketch rig, as the ‘Big Sloops’.  By the time she entered the waters of Gott […]

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Where Time is hard to tell.

It’s hard to gauge the time when the sun rises at 4:40 and sets at 22:12. What makes it even more difficult is that it remains light long after the sun has set. So it feels perfectly normal to go for a walk, when in the winter you might be considering bed. In the winter […]

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Tiree’s Pier View

The garden called Tiree begins at the Pier, Scarinish, and extends throughout the island. Those arriving at Tiree by car perhaps cover more miles but in fact often see less than those arriving as foot passengers. The garden doesn’t just begin at the Pier it begins on the Pier (strictly speaking the approach to the pier). Those […]

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Enjoying the 3 SSS

No doubt you have heard of the 3 ‘Rs’. This was an enjoyable evening spent with some friends enjoying the 3 ‘SSS’ – Salad – Strawberries and a Salm. (We never were good at spelling.) Following the Salad with a twist came the Strawberries and Cream and after that we met the Lord Jesus in […]

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