A Happy Occasion

Weddings are special.
They are happy but solemn occasions.
You make your plans but you cannot organise the weather.

The MV Clansman in Gott Bay on Wedding Day

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 at 38mph.

The MV Clansman approaches the pier- view through the link-span

In the summer the ferry normally calls twice at Tiree on a Wednesday.
It sails from Oban to Coll and Tiree and then on to Barra.
It then returns via Tiree and Coll to Oban.

The MV Clansman safely berthed in stormy conditions

Due to the weather forecast the sailing to Barra was cancelled.
Those expecting to return to Oban in the evening were disappointed.
It meant anyone arriving today and returning to Oban must stay overnight.

The MV Clansman heads out to sea bound for Coll and Oban

Thankfully the ferry berthed at Tiree.
Those travelling for the wedding safely arrived.
The photographers understood their over night stay was unavoidable.
They must be pleased that so far no alert has been issued for tomorrow’s sailing.

Just Married

The wedding venue was Balevullin.
Sadly by the time of the wedding the rain had come on.
Not to be beaten the wedding party went outside for some photographs.

Balevullin – Braving the elements

The weather was a powerful reminder that life is not always blue skies.
Whether married or single there are grey stormy occasions.
Relationships can and do face challenges.
Promises can and will be tested.
But God’s love never fails.

Balevullin – On a wet and windy afternoon

“Warm Congratulations!”
May the sun shine on you in the coming days.

Sunset over Gott Bay on a calmer day

This is Life-on-Tiree

Jesus says,
This is my commandment:
Love each other in the same way I have loved you.
John 15:12