It was an evening’s walk on Tiree’s Atlantic facing coast. A walk that was made all the more enjoyable by company. A stroll that was enjoyed as the sun slowly set in the west. “Shall we go to Balephetrish or Gott Bay?” Balephetrish won and so we headed to Tiree’s north coast. We had no real distance […]Read more "Enjoyable Company"
Enjoy the sunset. From a previous post you may know that the day began grey, cold and breezy, made all the more grey in coming across a dead marine animal. The day was not the most inspiring. However come sunset – now around 8:00pm what an amazing transformation in the sky above. It was another […]Read more "Enjoy!"
This morning’s brief walk up Pier Road and down to the harbour then back across the Machair brought into focus a sad fact of life – to island life in particular – the death of a majestic sea creature. Going down the brae to the harbour the ranger’s van was parked at the bottom with the […]Read more "A Sad Fact"
Look Up! Look Down! Look Out! Look Around! Take a good look all around! Look Up! Stepping out this morning the first thing that caught my attention were the cloud formations high in the sky above. The first observation were the clouds behind the memorial in Pier Road. The whole day has been characterised by warm […]Read more "Look Out!"
No! Not a weather alert. Rather a social media alert. “It has been 17 days since you lasted posted.” It is however not without cause. We had temporarily been away from Tiree. Our family had gifted us with a city break in Prague. Although only visiting that city for 4 days we were away for […]Read more "An Alarming Alert"
Throughout the islands off Scotland’s West Coast there is much concern over ongoing depopulation. For some islands there is the fear of going the way of St Kilda where the island’s population were all evacuated to the Mainland. Here on Tiree many in the community are being proactive. So it is encouraging to see recent […]Read more "It’s Exciting!"
What a swell day for our morning constitutional. The heavy showers had given way to deep blue skies. On the days that the ferry sails our walk takes in the pier. After watching the ferry depart we head up to Scarinish Harbour. To a casual glance the waters of Gott Bay were deceptively calm. However, as […]Read more "Swell Conditions"
After last week’s sunshine the forecast was not promising. Thankfully the day has much improved as it has gone on. First thing it looked as it it might rain all day. When we set out to meet with the church family at An Talla (Crossapol) the car’s windscreen wipers were certainly kept busy. Looking to […]Read more "“Goodnight”"
This past week many parts of the UK were buffeted by storm Doris. Although Tiree was not the sunniest place in the U.K. this week on several occasion it has been the sunniest in Strathclyde, and it completely avoided the nation’s named storm. This evening the climax was a colourful sunset. Tomorrow could end this […]Read more "A Colourful Climax"
Mrs Life-on-Tiree had a responsibility in Baugh. (Baugh we have come to appreciate is pronounced ‘Bag’.) So, the opportunity was taken to walk along Tràigh Bhàigh. Once again it was a beautiful sunny day. It felt warm as there was hardly a breath of wind. Unusually the waves were not roaring in like an express train. […]Read more "Bag A Beach"