The forecast was for snow showers. Well! Did the weather forecasters get it right? The first duty this morning was to look out the window. The sky was dark but there was no sign of snow on the ground. It was as we were enjoying our breakfast that we heard it. It was the sound […]Read more "A Dusting"
It is winter time here on the Isle of Tiree. The sun is much lower in the sky and thus less intense. It also means that the hours of daylight are considerably less. Whatever the season, spring or autumn, summer or winter I appreciate our big sky. It’s Monday morning and it appears the sky […]Read more "I Love Tiree’s Big Sky"
The powers that be have decreed that the MV Clansman leave the waters of the Inner Hebrides for the Firth of Clyde. To facilitate this transfer she was scheduled to leave Oban an hour earlier than normal – 6:15 instead of 7:15 but due to a technical problem her departure was delayed. This untimely transfer […]Read more "“Haste Ye Back!”"
“Look at this!” “Is it ancient or newly carved?” “There’s a small spelling mistake.” The letters were carved into the rocks. The inscription was ‘Tir Mo Chridee’. The correct spelling is ‘Tìr Mo Chridhe’. Translated into English it means ‘Land of my Heart’. We were on the ‘Maze enjoying a walk with friends. The inscription […]Read more "Look At This!"
“It’s a braw mornin’.” “Out for your constitutional?” “It’s a fine day, even if a bit chilly!” These were the greetings from this morning. From first light there was a strong hint of a braw morning. There was every evidence there would be a view of the sun rising. So after breakfast it was over […]Read more "A Braw Mornin’"
We were all ready to go for the constitutional. You know warm coat, woolly hat, scarf and gloves We were certainly prepared for it to be on the cold side. We opened the door and we were greeted by a sudden downpour. Change of plan! We hastily retreated indoors. As quick as the rain came […]Read more "Dramatic Skies"
Yes! It’s January. How we appreciate the hours of daylight. They are short in number but are much appreciated. Yes! It’s January. Flashes of colour are like gems. Whether they be in the sky above or the surrounding sea. Early flowering blooms in the garden are a point of conversation. A January Sunrise over the […]Read more "It’s January"
With no sailing on New Years Day to Tiree, and no scheduled sailing to Coll and Tiree on a Wednesday, Thursday, witnessed the arrival of the the first ferry of the New Year. The MV Clansman arrived at the pier in Gott Bay slightly ahead of schedule. This was perhaps just as well as Oban […]Read more "Overnighting"
Maritime Memories 2018 It is that time of year to look back over the past year. Here are a few maritime memories associated with the Isle of Tiree. Maritime matters on the Isle of Tiree. Throughout the year surfers visit our shores. The ferry serves as a lifeline link to the Scottish Mainland. There is […]Read more "Maritime Memories 2018"