Last week Tiree lived up to its reputation. It is regarded as one of the sunniest places in the UK. On at least one day this past week it was the sunniest place. Today the sky is overcast. It helps to reflect on the week gone by. To look back on some of the stunning […]Read more "A Wee Reminder"
Various family members have previously enjoyed a Tiree Sea Tour. I had put off availing myself of this exciting opportunity My chief concern was stepping on and off the rib. I needn’t have given it a moment’s thought. Frazer and Kris were on hand to help. “Nae problem!” Frazer and Kris make a great team. […]Read more "Exhilarating!"
“I’m just away for a wee walk to the pier.” It’s not that the ferry is due in any time soon. After all it is almost 10pm on a Saturday evening. No! It’s just the need to exercise and it is so enjoyable. There was a hint of a sunset. But it didn’t look anything […]Read more "A Wee Walk"
Our visiting friends arrived on Tuesday’s ferry. It is hard to think that it is Saturday already! This week the days have just flown by. And today we said our goodbyes. Tuesday’s ferry is a later crossing arriving at Tiree at 18:50. By the time we ate and conversed the evening had gone. There was […]Read more "When Time Flies"
There is no tunnel or bridge linking Tiree to either Coll, Mull or the Mainland. Therefore both the plane and the ferry are vital to life on Tiree. They are the only public transport links and they are crucial. In common with many ports Tiree’s pier has what is known as a link-span. At Tiree […]Read more "Pier Works"
Sunday lived up to its name. The sun shone brightly and beckoned us outside. The question was, ‘Walk around Scarinish or venture further?’ It was mid-afternoon when we headed out. We took the car still undecided exactly where to walk. We would park somewhere along the shore of Gott Bay. As we made to turn […]Read more "The Unexpected"
The sun is shining. The sea is a myriad shades of blue. And Tiree’s famous Machair is in full bloom. Walk, cycle or drive, the island is looking particularly beautiful. From East to West and North to South it is stunning. The island is aive with a riot of colour. It was just last week. […]Read more "‘Just Growing Wild’"
It’s Sunday evening. It’s been a beautiful sunny day. And as the sun sets it is so tranquil. The air is so still. The sea is so calm. It all feels so peaceful. The pier at Milton is undergoing major works. Last year the Old Harbour Pier in Scarinish was refurbished. For the time being […]Read more "Tranquil"
You may have noticed that ‘Life-on-Tiree’ has been strangely silent. It is not that we have abandoned the island or the blog. It is simply that we have been absent. Absence means in most instances no posts. The prolonged silence was down to several factors. We were busy the week before leaving for the Mainland. […]Read more "Absence Makes . . ."