The Mighty One Returns! The return is only temporary for now. Today she returned from her visit to Birkenhead. She had gone down south to dry dock for her annual overhaul. Before her trip south she spent a few days working in the Clyde. She was there to replace the MV Caledonian Isles. The latter […]Read more "The Mighty One Returns"
The visit to the Mainland was at short notice. There had been no strategic planning. On Monday it had been out by Ferry. On Thursday it was inbound by plane. The decision to return by plane was down to the weather forecast. The forecast was for the wind to rise significantly on Thursday. In such […]Read more "Inbound To Tiree"
The sea was calm. There was just the hint of a breeze. In so many ways it was a ferry good day. It was a ferry good day to travel to the Mainland. Living on an island you are more aware of the weather. This is especially so when you want to travel. The weather […]Read more "Ferry Good"
It’s Winter. It’s the month of February. Stormy weather is to be expected. This past week the Met Office issued the following warning, A deep area of low-pressure will track northeast across Britain through Friday and Saturday, bringing strong winds and gales to parts of Northern Ireland, northern England and Scotland. Met Éireann named the […]Read more "Eriksome"
With a time critical appointment today at lunchtime there could be no visit to the pier to coincide with the arrival or departure of the ferry. The appointment meant driving the length of the island. First of all our journey meant a trip to the east end. Then travelling from the east end to the […]Read more "Tiree’s Latest Export"
It was only the second of February Yet if felt better than many a day in July. There was hardly a breath of wind and it was sunny. The weather forecast for over six hours of sunshine was accurate. First light with its red glow promised clear sight of the sunrise. The glow and the […]Read more "Only the 2nd of February"
From first light to star light it was one beautiful day. The day was the last day of January 2019. It was dry, crisp and sunny. Although not the most dramatic sunrise it was still a delight. As the day progressed the sense of delight increased. It was a bright uplifting winter’s day. It is […]Read more "A Winter’s Day"