With no ferry on Sunday because of the wee blow the Clansman was still carrying vehicles and passengers who were unable to rebook on Monday’s fully loaded sailing.
The MV Clansman sails first to Colonsay on a Tuesday and upon its return to Oban in the afternoon sails to Coll and Tiree.
The vessel then makes its way directly to Oban. The 19:05 departure from Tiree arrives in Oban at 22:25 – much too late for those wishing to use public transport – and not an ideal time of the day for driving a long distance.
The late sailing does have its compensations. The cruise down the Sound of Mull can be stunning, Particularly when the western sky is ablaze with colour. However, this evening’s sky was characterised by low cloud. Yet, this can be dramatic in its own way – even haunting.
It is hard to take in that we have been resident for almost three years on Tiree. The month of August marks this particular anniversary. What a stunning place to call home and what a joy to belong to such a friendly community.
Some islanders only very occasionally, perhaps every few years, make the journey to the Mainland. Others for business purposes regularly take the ferry to Oban.
This is ‘Life on Tiree’ on a brief holiday to the Mainland.