What a day it has turned out to be be. Blue sky with clear views to neighbouring islands. So still that bird song travelled far and was music to the ears. It was all that the weather forecast predicated and more. Here on Tiree there was no need for coat, hat scarf and gloves. Especially […]Read more "TRIP OF A LIFETIME"
Anticipation. Eager Anticipation. Only one more sleep to go. It was one of these calm evenings. The sun has shone for most of the daylight hours. And the slight breeze that had brought a nip to the air has dropped. There was to be no clear view of the setting sun. A thin viel of […]Read more "Anticipation"
We gulls can be quite observant. We recognise a ready supply of food even if its inland. We will often migrate there if that’s where the food is to be found. And we are not adverse to snatching a sandwich from the hand of the unwary. Yesterday we guessed that Tiree must be one of […]Read more "It’s a gull’s life!"
The difference could hardly have been more marked. On one evening yet another colourful sunset. The following evening an overcast sky. Contrasting yet both atmospheric. The week has been mainly characterised by bright blue skies. Some days the breeze has even had a hint of warmth. And the sunsets have been a great delight. Friday […]Read more "Atmospheric!"
You go away for a day or two and you never know what might happen. Well strictly speaking it was just over a week in Mid-March. And what did we find upon our return to the island?. Repair work had begun on Scarinish Harbour. In just over a month the work is complete. The pier […]Read more "“Job Done!”"
It was the day when temperatures in London soared to 29° It was the hottest April day in the UK since 1949. Some in that great city found it uncomfortable. Here on the Isle of Tiree we had bright blue sky. The temperature even reached a giddy 13.4°. We had all the gain without the […]Read more "The Golden Touch"
Sunday evening was crowned with a sunset. Monday dawned fair but by the afternoon the wind was beginning to rise By 6:00pm you knew it was going to be a wild night of wind and driving rain. It was indeed a wild 12 hours with the southerly wind gusting to over 50mph. Much of the […]Read more "White Horses And Golden Daffodils"
Today the weekly Summer Sailing from Tiree to Barra and back commenced. This was one weekly later than originally advertised. And this was due to vessel redeployment issues. The MV Clansman is still in dry dock! Until further notice this service is being operated by the MV Lord of the Isles. In the past she […]Read more "Barra and Back"
This morning’s walk had something of a Maritime Theme. Whenever possible I like to call into the Noust (Tiree’s Boat-shed). The aim being to keep a photographic record of the building of the St Ayles Skiff. It is hard to believe that this is week 9 since the start of the project. Most days several […]Read more "A Martime Themed Walk"
Our near neighbour, Maya Sutherland has been accepted by Project Trust which is based on the neighbouring island of Coll for a Malaysia Gap year. Maya graduates from Oban High School in a few weeks time. At present she is fundraising for her Gap Year in Malaysia. Later she will attend a short training course […]Read more "Maya’s Malaysian Adventure"