January 2018 has had two full moons. It is sufficiently uncommon to make it newsworthy. Certainly this celestial event has caught the attention of the media. The full moon occurring on January 31st 2018 is known as a supermoon. Its orbit brings it closer to earth than at other times. Correspondingly it appears larger and […]Read more "Monumental Supermoon"
Gott Bay for Action and Atmosphere. A regular haunt for land yachts and surfers. A beautiful bay where kite surfers frequently frequent. On this gentle sloping beach the waves roll in day in day out. Here the wild west wind whips up splendid spindrift. Yet on calm days the waves caress its shore. Yesterday […]Read more "Atmospheric Action"
This morning the MV Clansman berthed at Tiree at First Light. For the third consecutive Sunday there has been an amended timetable. It has meant the ferry leaving Oban Ferry Terminal under the cover of darkness. On the first two Sundays the ferry left Oban at 4:00am. Drivers and their vehicles had to present themselves […]Read more "Sailing At First Light"
“What a morning!” The phrase can be said or understood in several different ways. It can be no more than a casual remark – a neutral expression. It can express a sense of disaster or despair. It can proclaim joyful exhilaration. “Oh! What a morning!” This morning it was exhilaration. Before dawn, before first light, […]Read more "“What A Morning!”"
Once again Tiree has missed the worst of this winter’s storms. The latest named storm, ‘Georgina’, passed by Tiree with a glancing bow. The Met Office website is at present unable to display the windspeed record. Since 8:00 yesterday evening the wind speed data for the past 24hours is blank. WeatherPro by MeteoGroup is generally […]Read more "Storm Georgina"
One of the many advantages of our home is its proximity to the pier. The Pier Office is about a five minute walk away. Normally there is no need to take the car. This morning an amended timetable was in operation for the ferry. Instead of departing Oban Ferry Terminal at 7:15am it sailed at […]Read more "Under The Lights"
Saturday 20th January has been one sunny day. It is especially noticeable after a week of wild wintry weather. The week has included high winds, hail, snow, frost and today sunshine. We escaped the worst of the named storms that have hit the UK during the week. We also saw little of the […]Read more "One Sunny Day"
It is no exaggeration to say it was dramatic at the pier today. In Scarinish on the Isle of Tiree we woke up to a sprinkling of snow. As the morning wore on there were short, sharp, showers of hail and snow. When the MV Clansman berthed it was something different. The vessel departed the […]Read more "Snow Drama"
For the past week we had been keeping an eagle eye on the weather. A family member had made plans to visit us over the weekend. He was travelling north by train then flying from Glasgow. Would he make it over? Mouse-over for captions and double click for larger photographs You cannot organise the weather. […]Read more "Friendly, Courteous and Helpful"
It felt like the middle of the night. It was 7:00am on a January morning. The sun had not yet risen and it was pitch black. The waning crescent moon was just about to set. However, it was too windy to attempt to photograph it. With the wind and accompanying gusts forecast to rise the […]Read more "More Like Midnight"