Overnight and well into the morning the wind was gusting to 48mph. The ferry delayed departing Oban by 2 hours to allow conditions to improve. Thankfully by the time the ferry arrived the wind had died down and there was little swell. Although scheduled to visit Coll outbound to Tiree the vessel did not attempt […]Read more "With a blast of the ship’s horn"
‘An Turas’ is the Gaelic for ‘Journey’‘. It is the name given to a work of art situated very close to the CalMac Office that gives a view of the island land and seascape. How appropriate An Turas is for the journey into the unknown that we face. In 1939 when Queen Elizabeth was 13 years old she handed […]Read more "Bliadhna Mhath Ùr"
Sunrise did not fail to impress this morning. From first light there was a hint that it would not disappoint. Although the sky was overcast there was a vital break in the cloud cover. (On galleries mouse-over for captions and double-click for larger images) On Tiree sunrise was at 9:02 this morning. By way of contrast, […]Read more "No Disappointment"
Tiree has numerous beautiful beaches. In fact surfing or walking you are spoilt for choice. One member of the family has their personal favourite. So every visit, no matter the season, we make a pilgrimage. Weather permitting there is less than 24hours to his ferry arrives. So this afternoon we headed west to Balephuil beach, […]Read more "A Bracing Beach Walk"
Over thirty people turned up at Sandaig on Tiree for a Festive Run organised by Becky Wright of Chocolates and Charms and Will Wright of Tiree Fitness. There was a choice of two runs – either 5k or 10k. There was no pressure whatever, you could run or walk. And age was no barrier with […]Read more "Festive Run"
With the hours of daylight still little more than six hours the month of January can often feel dark and dismal. The New year celebrations are soon a memory and the Christmas lights are stored away. 2016 Re-visited – Snowfall and Spindrift The winter of 2015-2016 was characterised by named storms. February began with Howling […]Read more "The Year that was 2016"
Storm Barbara has been buffeting the island throughout the day. As daylight began to appear the force of the wind began to rise. This afternoon gusts were officially recorded at 70mph. On the eve of the storm Balephetrish beach and bay In the afternoon we headed west on a photo tour of the island. The starting […]Read more "Storm Barbara"
Merry Christmas – Nollaig Chridheil Storm Barbara is sweeping the island at present. The Good News is Christmas has not been cancelled. “The Word became human and made his home among us.” (The Bible) When God’s Son (the Word) was born, some shepherds were told, “I bring you good news that will bring great joy to all […]Read more "Nollaig Chridheil"
Leadership. Team work. Skill. Co-operation. Courage. Although there is an advertised sailing for Saturday morning from Oban to Coll and Tiree, today’s ferry may well have been the last to arrive before Christmas day. The weather forecast for Friday and over the weekend is for stormy weather, including the named storm, ‘Barbara’. As yet Saturday’s […]Read more "Deeply Grateful"
No! Not Mrs Claus. No! Not the Mighty Clansman. Yes! Storm Barbara. Angus may have passed us by on Tiree But storm Barbara is about to do battle. Monday proved to be a calm day. The winter sunshine was so deceptive. And from Cornaigbeg the sunset was a joy to watch. Earlier in the day […]Read more "“She’s On Her Way!”"