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 […]Read more "A Vital Service"
The day the boat took the Ferry! Yes! On Tiree even the boat travels by ferry to Oban. Hard to believe, but we have the evidence. Haulage contractor – I MacKinnon of Dunfoot, Balephetrish, Isle of Tiree.Read more "The Boat Takes The Ferry"
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 […]Read more "Impressive at 123 Years of Age"
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 […]Read more "Where Time is hard to tell."
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 […]Read more "Tiree’s Pier View"
The words of the song announce, ‘There are so many wild and pretty flowers, to name them all would take for hours.’ On occasions, especially when the sun is shining, it feels as if the garden called Tiree extends right up to our door – for we cut the grass rather than attend to the lawn. There […]Read more "Tiree’s Wild and Pretty Flowers"
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 […]Read more "Enjoying the 3 SSS"