The welcome return might well be that of blue skies and sunshine. After a week of breezy and at times storm weather, it is great to be enjoying sunshine. The wind might be from the north and therefore a touch cold, but it is so bright. If the weather forecast is to be believed, we might well be enjoying the sun for much of the week ahead.
Yesterday, Sunday, saw the return of the MV Clansman to home waters after her sojourn at Cammell Laird’s dry dock in Birkenhead where she was undergoing her annual inspection and overhaul. Today, Monday, the sailing from Oban to Coll and Tiree, under the Winter Timetable is normally covered by the MV ’Lord of the Isles’. For unspecified technical reasons, the Clansman made the crossing instead.
The ‘Mighty One’ made her appearance on the horizon against the misty, cloudy, backdrop of the Treshnish Isles and the Isle of Mull. While Tiree was enjoying sunshine, the same could not be said for Mull. As the Clansman came into full view her fresh paintwork glistened in the sun. Welcome home!
The good news is that with the start of the summer timetable on the 25th of March, the Clansman will be our dedicated vessel providing a sailing each day of the week – weather permitting.
This is a sunny ‘Life on Tiree’.
Off now to enjoy a walk in the sunshine.
Remember! Camera, coat, scarf and gloves!