At just after 2:30pm Skipper Frazer MacInnes, his crew and passengers
headed out to sea bound for the Skerryvore Lighthouse
on board his impressive rib ‘the Aurora”.
This was the inaugural sailing of this new venture, ‘Tiree Sea Tours’.
Throughout the summer, weather permitting, on offer are a variety of tours.
They include – Skerryvore Lighthouse, the Treshnish Isles, Fingal’s Cave and Iona.
With work underway to restore the historic Scarinish Pier,
today’s innugarl tour departed from the slip at Tiree’s other pier
as the Skipper ‘unleashed the rib’s powerful twin 150 h/p engines.
Crew and passengers were suitably kitted out for the trip
and this included the compulsory life jackets provided for the excursion.
On todays’ inaugural sailing the Skipper was accompanied by a tour guide.
With the necessary briefing over the ribs powerful engines opened up.
Although there was a nip to the air, they sky was so blue.
From Aurora there was a clear view of Ben More (Mull) and the Treshnish Isles.
As it headed down the Passage of Tiree it passed a local fishing boat.
What else would the passengers see on this exciting trip?
With passenger comfort and safety in mind
the Skipper explained that would attempt to reach Skerryvore
but there was always the chance that they would have to alter this.
Visitors to the island can buy local produce from another of the Skipper’s ventures.
Tiree Lobster and Crab’s has a banner which reads ‘Meals from creels’.
From his van in Scarinish you also buy local meat.
This ‘Life on Tiree’
What an exciting start to the season.