Saturday 29th April 2017 is the big day. Walkers, runners and supporters have started arriving. They are coming by ferry, scheduled and chartered air flights. Today’s ferry was exceptionally busy with cyclists and foot passengers. It’s Friday and the weather today has been remarkably calm. For Tiree it is warm, bright and still. What a welcome! The sun […]Read more "It’s the 10K and Half Marathon"
With a visitor in residence there are some places you must take them and so this afternoon we headed to the West End. First we enjoyed lunch at the Farmhouse Cafe. (Bright surroundings, great service and wholesome food.) Then it was out to meet the bull-calf going to Stirling on May 1st. All the best […]Read more "West End Safari"
Come fly with me over Tiree. This morning we fly over Baugh Beach. What a transformation from the previous evening. Baugh Beach – yesterday and today. Yesterday evening the sky was inky black and the sea green. This morning the sky was blue and the sea various shades of blue. There is still a strong wind […]Read more "‘Come Fly With Me’"
Winds forecast to gust to over 45mph. Hail laden showers driven by the wind. Bright blue sky and dark clouds. One dramatic day. The ferry on an alert. Possibility of only one stop at Coll. Then the possibility of being unable to berth at Coll or Tiree. A school party is wanting to visit the […]Read more "One Dramatic Day"
It has been an interesting weekend. Saturday was predominantly a sunny day. Sunday on the other hand has been bright but cloudy. This in turn has greatly influenced the quality of the light. The arrival of the ferry is always a significant event in our day. If possible we love to watch its arrival and […]Read more "Shades of Light"
It has been a day of fitting the various pieces of the Jigsaw together. Under CalMac’s Summer Timetable Friday is an early sailing. I had been asked to keep a look out for a house arriving. There was uncertainty over the day. – Either Friday or Saturday – “Walk or take the car?” It wasn’t pouring […]Read more "Jigsaw Pieces"
Once again we had occasion to make a delivery in the West End. Our destination lay in the shadow of Ben Hough. We we did not go as midwives or as a vet We did however visit the nursery. First of all we were introduced to a mum and her triplets. The nursery was a fenced off area in […]Read more "In Ben Hough’s Shadow"
The Easter holiday brought many visitors to the island. Some came by plane but the majority came by ferry. The visitors we have in mind flew in. Over the winter months we had our regulars in the garden. They were primarily starlings and pigeons. Regulars are always welcome. However the variety and number of visitors has […]Read more "Welcome Visitors"
Easter Monday brought with it bright, relatively warm, sunshine. At lunchtime we had a responsibility that took us across the island. The day and the trip were a reminder of the delight of living in the Hebrides. Tiree is the most westerly of the Inner Hebrides. It is also low lying with three main areas […]Read more "Hebridean Delight"
It’s Easter Monday and the sun is shining brightly. In the foreground is the MV Clansman. The backdrop is the Isle of Mull. The stretch of water is known as the Passage of Tiree. The Passage of Tiree lies between Tiree and the Isle of Mull. To berth at Tiree’s pier the ferry must turn […]Read more "A Colourful Canvas"