After yesterday’s grey snow laden skies, today dawned with clear views across the island and beyond. From our south facing windows we could distinctly see the Paps of Jura. The ‘Paps’ had an amazing setting. What a palette of gold, red, pink and blue to mention just a few of the colours on this spectacular canvas. […]Read more "Golden Jura"
The forecast is for ‘wintry showers’ and wintry showers have fallen on Tiree. There are no deep drifts although underfoot the roads are slippery and slushy. For some who were out early the roads were frosty and slippery in places. However sunrise was soon dispelled by threatening leaden skies. The rain that fell before lunch […]Read more "It’S NO Joke"
Dull and grey. There was no dramatic sunrise. Weatherise, this morning started unpromising. But slowly, slowly the sky began to lighten and brighten. Arriving home about 4pm, we headed down on foot to the pier. (double-click for larger pictures) Quiet Reflections. It was unbelievably calm. This was Pier View – the view from the pier. […]Read more "Quiet Reflections"
Stepping out this morning in order to meet the ferry at the pier I was conscious that it was much colder. There was very little wind, but the air itself was decidedly nippy. The view across the Passage of Tiree was of a snow capped Ben More on the Isle of Mull. (Mouseover for titles […]Read more "Thankful"
Today’s walk was around the crofting township of Scarinish. It’s a walk that we do most days, weather permitting and takes in the pier, old harbour and lighthouse. Having made our tour of the pier we headed across the machair towards the old harbour. The setting sun was reflected in the sky all around. Even the […]Read more "Tiree’s Burning Bush"
All right! It’s not New Year’s day, It is only the 4th of January and our exploration of the east end of Tiree was an adventure. Others may have trod there long before us, however for us it was unexplored territory. For a bank holiday the weather was amazing. Although there was a cold breeze from […]Read more "New Year Adventure"