On Thursday, from mid-afternoon onwards, the wind steadily rose. Around midnight the gusts peaked at 52 mph. At 9:00am – the gusts were still 43 mph. Little wonder the ferry was on an alert. To see the conditions best double click on photograph in galleries. Mouse-over for captions. The ferry left Oban Ferry Terminal at […]Read more "The Mighty One"
Weddings are special. They are happy but solemn occasions. You make your plans but you cannot organise the weather. Tiree is often referred to as the Hawaii of the north. Today, however, was a reminder that we don’t always have blue skies. When the ferry arrived the sky was grey and the wind was gusting […]Read more "A Happy Occasion"
With the prefix ‘Bale’ being common there are several ‘B’s on Tiree. Of course if it were beaches there are so many to visit. Today’s 2Bs are Baugh and Balephetrish. The restored Dr Buchanan’s Memorial is a prominent feature. Dr Buchanan was Tiree’s first doctor from 1860 until his death in 1911. Such was the respect […]Read more "A Day of 2Bs"
There was an adverse weather forecast of winds gusting to over 45 mph. The MV Clansman was sailing to Tiree under a revised timetable. The ferry departed Oban at 6:15am sailing directly to Tiree. She berthed at Tiree at 9:32am. The weather photograph only tells part of the picture. The SE Wind was gusting up […]Read more "Skillful Team Effort"
It has been a day of blue sky and scattered light clouds. The air has been clear and afforded good views of neighbouring islands. In Scarinish we cannot see the Small Isle of Eigg but we look out on so many others. From our south facing lounge window we could see the Paps of Jura. […]Read more "Blue Sky and Scattered Clouds"
Creating bales while the sun shines. The old saying is ‘Making hay while the sun shines’. Gone are the hay stacks and in are the poly-wrapped bales. It looks and feels so seasonal. To look out and see and hear the balers at work. To walk along the beach and see the tractors at work […]Read more "When The Sun Shines"
The Passage of Tiree was like glass today. No wonder at 10:00am the wind speed was 1 mph. When the MV Clansman berthed at Tiree’s pier (11:05) the wind was 5 mph. Since coming to Tiree four years ago we have felt drawn to the pier. Most days we walk at least once or twice […]Read more "A Glassy Sea"
What a glorious day. Daylight hours were crowned with sunshine. With just a whisper of wind it felt positively warm. A brief walk to the pier was in order before meeting with the church family. The yacht which had moored the previous evening was still in the bay. The outline of neighbouring islands was so […]Read more "Pipped At The Post"
It’s Goodnight from Life on Tiree. It is a good night – a very pleasant evening. This morning’s rain passed over and the sun came out. This afternoon’s breeze dropped and the wind sock hangs limp. A casual glance out of our south facing window reveals two hares. They are sitting erect on the horizon, […]Read more "It’s Goodnight"
Just across the Gunna Sound from Tiree lies the Island of Coll. A visit normally involves at least one overnight stay. Yet, the island is is no more than two miles away. It is our closest neighbour. On a Wednesday, in the Summer timetable, the ferry leaves Oban. It stops at Coll before sailing to […]Read more "Sale Day Sail"