What a contrast in conditions today compared to yesterday morning. Although stormy yesterday the sunrise was clearly visible. Today the sky and the sea were leaden. Yesterday it felt stormy, today it is wild. Not as wild as it could be, but nevertheless wild. Just before high water the gusts of wind peaked at 60mph. […]Read more "Wild Water"
Tuesday 27th November Due to forecast SE winds gusting in excess of 50 knots with associated sea and swell conditions, today’s Oban /Coll/ Tiree ferry service is cancelled. Wakening up this morning we we were conscious that the wind had risen. It was coming from the South East and we certainly knew it. There was […]Read more "“CANCELLED!”"
Getting up from the table after lunch in Glasgow, I mentioned I was flying back to Tiree that afternoon, And someone else at the table said, “The Sunshine Island”. How correct they were. Well at least this past week. It may have rained elsewhere on the Mainland. However, here on the Isle of Tiree, the […]Read more "Winter Sunshine"
An appointment in Glasgow saw me on Monday Morning’s flight. The flight was slightly earlier than the normal timings. And it was a beautiful sunny November morning. It being Monday there were two planes. The tiny ‘Islander’ that serves Oban, Coll and Tiree. And the the larger ‘Twin Otter’ for Glasgow International Airport. Although larger […]Read more "Contrasting Perspectives"
Yet another truly beautiful day on the Isle of Tiree. From dawn to dusk there has been sunshine. There has hardly been a cloud in the sky. Any clouds have just been wispy. We woke to the orange glow of first light. The view to the south was of the Paps Jura Who could resist […]Read more "Sunrise To Sunset"
The dictionary definition of ‘strand’ in this instance Is ‘the land bordering a body of water, the shore or beach’. The dictionary says the word is akin to the Norse word for shore. This is most appropriate for the Isle of Tiree. Many places names have a Norse origin. Gott Bay is Traigh Mhor – […]Read more "Sunset Strand"
Sunrise is getting later and later as the days go by. At first light an orange glow began to fill the bedroom. Drawing back the curtains revealed the approach of a beautiful sunrise. To witness it at its best meant a short walk to the memorial in Pier Road. There was no need to wrap […]Read more "A New Day Dawns"
It had not been the most inspiring of days. It was nor dry but then it did not pour all day It was not calm but neither was it blowing a gale. The dominant colour for most of the day had been a dull grey. Around 3:15pm a brief walk to the pier was in […]Read more "What A Palette"
“At the going down of the sun and in the morning We will remember them.” R.L. Binyon On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month exactly 100 years ago World War One ceased and on Tiree many gathered to remember the sacrifice, loss and suffering. In the morning the church came […]Read more "Tiree Remembers"
There is normally no sailing to Tiree on Fridays under the winter timetable. So the stormy conditions that affected much of the network had no impact on Tiree. Throughout the day the wind speed and gusts steadily rose until they reached 68mph. Between 5:00pm and 8:00pm the wind was at its highest. At times the […]Read more "The Day After"