This morning we welcomed some new guests off the ferry. After lunch we took them on an introductory tour of the island. With the sky blue the waters surrounding the island were transformed. The abundant shell sand makes the water azure blue and the beaches white. This evening we wanted try and catch the sunset. […]Read more "Roamin’ in the Gloamin’"
With the wind forecast to gust up to 51mph the decision was made to operate to a revised timetable with the Coll/Tiree sailing departing Oban at 8:45am instead of 7:15am. Throughout the morning the wind had been steadily rising. The wind peaked between 10:00am and 11:00am At that point the gusts were 52mph. The ferry […]Read more "Nae Problem!"
It was Wednesday afternoon. We might have missed it – but we didn’t. We were all together in our living-room. The cry went up, “Look! Look out the window!” The vessel seemed so close. As a result it appeared rather large. It was the Northern Lighthouse vessel ‘Pharos’. We had an appointment at Heylipol. As […]Read more "Ships and Boats"
We enjoy having visitors. We enjoy showing them around the island. There are simply so many natural attractions.. In fact it is hard to squeeze everything into one week. Our last visitors climbed the giddy heights of Ben Hynish. We managed to cross over to the island of Soa. We watched the Clansman in Gunna […]Read more "When Visitors Come"
Friday ended the run of wall to wall sunshine. For the first time in over a week we woke to wet windows. Yet the rain did not amount to much – hardly enough to satisfy our crofters. As daylight hours drew in the western sky began to glow. The glow served to alert you to the […]Read more "Simply Friday"
Living on the Isle of Tiree you are conscious of sky and sea. With our big skies we can see the approach of weather systems. With our dark sky we often have an uninterrupted view of the moon and stars. (In galleries mouseover for captions, double click for larger photos) The moon influences the sea […]Read more "May’s Full Flower Moon"
Intoxicating! Magnificent! Unbelievable! On the Isle of Tiree you run out of superlatives. It is so refreshing to have visitors to stay. It is interesting to see the island through their eyes. It is enlightening to hear their comments about Tiree. We had various responsibilities in the afternoon. So, in the morning we made the most […]Read more "Intoxicating"