Enjoy the brief walk down to the pier at sunset. Early evening there was a brief squally shower. But for most of the day it has been sunny. There is a breeze gusting to 30mph. It feels as if s storm could be brewing. Yet overhead there is blue sky and red clouds. We reach […]Read more "Enjoy!"
Beautiful Baugh. Colourful Crossapol. Take your pick for both names are appropriate. Baugh Beach is often referred to as Crossapol Beach. This afternoon we had a difficult decision to make. ‘What beach were we going to walk along?’ On Tiree you are spoilt for choice. A good example of the action at Colourful Crossapol We […]Read more "Colourful Crossapol"
This morning. ‘Hot and humid, sticky and sultry.’ These are not words often associated with Tiree. As if to prove it the weather sock is hanging limp at the pier. The air is still, the sea is calm and the sun has not yet broken through. This was life on Tiree as we walked by […]Read more "Hot And Humid"
The daylight hours of Wednesday 23rd August proved to be a weather window. Overnight on Tuesday/ Wednesday there was thunder and lightening. The rain had to be seen and heard to be believed. “It was like living under a waterfall.” The BBC Reported: Tiree in the Inner Hebrides, often one of the sunniest places in […]Read more "Weather Window"
Thursday 22nd August 2013“On the Thursday morning (August 22nd) we sail at 8.15, although we have to be at the terminal at least 45 minutes earlier. The ferry is timetabled to arrive at Tiree at 12 noon. Then begins the task of unloading the van and the process of settling into our new home.” Much […]Read more "Another Milestone"
“And now the weather report from Coastal Stations for 04:00 Tiree Automatic – SE 4, 15 miles, 1018 and falling slowly.” Thus began today’s report on Coastal Stations from the Shipping Forecast on BBC Radio4. Tiree is known by many for a whole variety of reasons. It is renown for its shell-sand beaches and clear […]Read more "Tiree’s Strategic Position"
Sheep are an important part of life on Tiree. We just have to look out of our windows to see sheep. When walking, cycling or driving you need to be aware of them. On occasions they occupy the road and are reluctant to move out of the way. The start of sale traffic arriving on the […]Read more "The Sale"
At the pier this evening: “Where were you this morning?” “You should have been here this morning!” “You should have seen the cant on the vessel!” The weather forecast was accurate. We experienced winds gusting up to 47mph. However we were spared thunder and lightening. Thankfully there was a weather window for the plane to […]Read more "Stormy Seas"
On the Isle of Tiree it can be so quiet that you notice noise. You are aware of a tractor working in a nearby field. You are aware of someone cutting their grass. You look up when you hear the daily flights. Otherwise is it an ambulance plane? If you live in a city there […]Read more "So Quiet"
Our adventure started when we left London. We had great fun with Uncle Gordon and Aunty Jodie in Chester. Then after a long journey we met Uncle Andrew, Granny and Pop-Pop in Oban. Daddy, Pop-Pop and I climbed for a long way up to McCaig’s Tower. (Pop-Pop told a little bit about this story in […]Read more "Adventure Island"