The North Wind Doth Blow

The Children’s Nursery Rhyme says,
The North wind doth blow and we shall have snow,
And what will poor robin do then, poor thing?
He’ll sit in a barn and keep himself warm
and hide his head under his wing, poor thing.

It’s not that cold on the Isle of Tiree and snow is a very rare occurrence. However, there has been a north wind blowing for the past few days and today it is making it feel particularly cold as it gusts up to 37mph. The MV Clansman  turned broadside to the wind as it entered Gott Bay from the Passage of Tiree. You could see it canting as it made the manoeuvre. The wind was driving the spray from its bow as it headed for the pier. This being Thursday, the ferry will return soon from Castlebay, Barra, calling at Tiree and Coll as it heads for Oban.

The Clansma between the crofter's Shed and Noust
The Clansman viewed between the Crofter’s Shed and the Noust
Turning into Gott Bay
Turning into Gott Bay
Spray Flying
Spray Flying
A Welcome Sight
A Welcome Sight
Almost at the Pier
Almost at the Pier

The next big event on Tiree is the Ultra-Marathon organised by Tiree Fitness. Over the next two days the Clansman will be busy ferrying participants in this annual sporting occasion.