It’s Friday morning. The ferry arrives early at 9:35am It sails direct from Oban without visiting Coll. As well as the MV Clansman there is a small craft in the bay. The vessel does not come alongside the pier. Instead it lies off in the bay to the West of the pier. No name is […]Read more "Curiosity"
Bed and Breakfast had been booked in Oban. It was important that we had a contingency plan. Thankfully the PS Waverley’s advertised sailing took place. There was no need to resort to PLAN B – travel from Tiree to Oban by the ferry. Our arrival at Oban’s North Pier was just after 7:30pm. It was […]Read more "Epilogue"
Yes! Full Steam Ahead bound for Tobermory and Oban. But first we must reverse away from the pier out into the bay. This is Life on Tiree on board the world’s last sea-going paddle steamer. The sun has broken through the clouds. It is looking promising for our sail to Oban. The telegraph sounds from […]Read more "Full Steam Ahead – Part 2"
“There’s many a slip between the cup and the lip.” In other words, “Will the ‘PS Waverley’ sail as advertised from Tiree?” After last year’s cruise into the Gunna Sound the decision had been made. If possible we would like to sail from Tiree to Oban on board the Waverley. (double-click for larger pictures, mouse-over […]Read more "Full Steam Ahead"
One evening when we had to cross the island to Sandaig we met a couple taking the family out for a stroll. In fact it was an evening for promenading. We met 3 couples with their youngsters. The start of the metrological summer on Tiree has been mixed. We have in true British style had […]Read more "One Evening When"
Whether you live on Tiree or you are a visitor to the island, you cannot help but be aware of Tiree’s colourful carpet. No matter how you arrive on Tiree, whether you come to the island by ferry or plane, at this time of the year you will soon walk on our colourful carpet. The […]Read more "Tiree’s Colourful Carpet"