Sun, sea and sand – what a stunning combination. Add to that a trip onboard a rib to Skerryvore Lighthouse. Then add to that a full moon and the related high and low tides. And if that were not enough add to that heady mixture the Machair in bloom. Day after day the sun has […]Read more "Simply Stunning"
Generally speaking it is not a compliment to be described as a ‘Show Off’. However to show off the island to a visitor is a different matter. And yesterday Tiree was was to be seen at its very best. We were not the sunniest place in the UK. We were not even the sunniest place […]Read more "‘Showing Off’"
Since arriving back on Tiree from our holiday the sun has shone every day. Indeed on Friday Tiree was the sunniest place in the United Kingdom. It is a claim that is backed by the Met Office. Our son arrived by plane on Friday afternoon to blue skies. The view from the plane from Glasgow […]Read more "Blue Sky Thinking"
There is a new kid on the block. Strictly speaking there is a a new leveret on the island. It is very distinctive from the grey hares that populate Tiree. On the Mainland hares are generally brown. There is a well known book about a ‘Nutbrown Hare’. It is a story I have related often, […]Read more "Hare! Hare!"
With our holiday over there was our return to Tiree. After a long absence there was the return of the MV Clansman to Tiree. And after the chaos of the past months a return to the Ferry’s Summer Timetable. Our return to the Isle of Tiree was like a game of hopscotch. From Dubrovnik to […]Read more "Three Returns Please"
It was ‘Ropes Away’. The bow and stern ropes were released The strong cords holding us to Tiree were set free. The link was severed and we were on our way. It was the first leg of many on our journey. First of all to Oban and then Glasgow. Then on to England and beyond. […]Read more "“Ropes Away”"
The course was laid out. The race marshals were organised. Those carrying out the registration were on the ready. The goody bags and t-shirts were prepared for the entrants. There was even a queue for those requiring tickets for the ceilidh. The planes carrying runners had landed. Most important, the ferry had arrived on time. […]Read more "‘Good For Go’"
On your marks! Get ready! Wait for it! Go is at 2:00pm, Saturday 5th May, 2018. The race event is the Tiree 10K and Half-Marathon. It appeared as if external circumstances were conspiring against it. First of all the MV Clansman required extensive unplanned for repairs. And for several months now the ferry service has […]Read more "Ready! Steady!"
It was a long weekend with a difference. The difference was the wonderful weather. The weather many are hoping for next weekend. Next weekend is the Early May Bank Holiday and Tiree 10k. The forecast for much of the UK had been ominous. ‘High winds and a month’s rainfall in a day.’ In fact it […]Read more "“What A Weekend!”"